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Conference: "Podcar City, San José – Innovating Sustainable Communities" (San Jose; October 28/29)

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  • Asha Agrawal
    ... Dear Colleague: The City of San Jose, the International Institute for Sustainable Transportation, and Mineta Transportation Institute invite you to attend
    Message 1 of 1 , Sep 2, 2010
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      ----- Forwarded by Asha Agrawal/SJSU on 09/02/2010 03:08 PM -----



      Dear Colleague:

      The City of San Jose, the International Institute for Sustainable
      Transportation, and Mineta Transportation Institute invite you to attend
      Podcar City, San José – Innovating Sustainable Communities, in San José,
      California.

      Podcars, also known as Personal Rapid Transit systems (PRT), are a new
      transit technology that blends the convenience of the personal automobile
      with the environmental benefits of mass transit. PRT offers the potential
      to fundamentally change the way communities deliver transit services and
      integrate land use and transportation. But, as with anything new, its
      introduction raises a number of questions.

      In 2010, three Podcar or Personal Rapid Transit systems began operation in
      locations around the globe. A handful of other cities have expressed their
      intent to build similar systems. Come hear from owners, would-be owners,
      and experts on:

      · PRT applications in Asia and Europe and, soon, the U.S.
      · Technological and conceptual advances in materials, modeling, sensors
      and control systems
      · PRT design concepts and business models
      · How Podcars can complement traditional transit and facilitate smart
      growth
      · Technical, financial and policy challenges—and how to overcome them


      Who Should Attend: Public works, transportation, airport and planning
      directors; engineering and technical professionals; land use and
      transportation planners; researchers and educators, policy makers and
      environmental leaders, regulatory officials and energy experts, designers,
      architects and finance experts.

      Register: http://podcarcity.org/events/podcar-city-san-jose/register/

      Early-bird registration ends Sept. 24

      We hope to see you there.

      Hans Larsen
      Acting Director
      San José Department of Transportation


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