Podcar City San Jose - Public Night at the Tech Museum on Oct. 27
Public Night at The Tech Museum - Oct. 27
What’s a podcar? Where is it used? How could it benefit San José and the
Podcars, also known as Personal Rapid Transit (PRT), are a new transit
technology that blends the convenience of a car with the environmental
benefits of mass transit. PRT can change the way our cities deliver
transit services and integrate land use with transportation. Travel
non-stop from place to place in electric-powered vehicles that hold no
fixed schedules or routes. Service is available on demand 24 hours a day.
View video clips and hear presentations about PRT systems that have been
built or are planned in cities around the globe. Hear about San José’s
proposed system. Learn how PRT systems can expand your mobility while
reducing traffic congestion and pollution.
The program will be held Oct. 27 at The Tech Museum’s IMAX Theater. The
Tech Museum is located at 201 South Market Street in downtown San Jose, at
the corner of Park Avenue and Market Street, near Interstate 280 and
Highway 87. It’s the mango and azure building. Doors open at 6:45 PM,
program begins at 7PM.
Convenient parking is available at Citiview Plaza Garage just across the
street from The Tech Museum on Park Ave. It is free with validation from
Peggy Sue's restaurant (with any purchase). Peggy Sue's is at 185 Park
Ave, next to the garage entrance. More info is available at
http://www.peggysues.com/park.html. Parking is also available at Second
and San Carlos Streets Garage (enter from Second or Third Streets) for $3
The Tech Museum is also accessible by public transit. For directions and
transit information, visit the museum’s website at
For info about the whole conference . . . .
Welcome to Podcar City: San Jose, Innovating Sustainable Communities
The 4th Podcar City Conference (PCCC4) will be held on October 27-29, 2010
at San Jose City Hall, 200 East Santa Clara Street, in the heart of the
Silicon Valley. Conference Presenters are the International Institute for
Sustainable Transportation (INIST), the City of San Jose, the Mineta
Transportation Institute (MTI) and Kompass, a network for local
authorities interested in Podcars (PRT).
Hear from the world’s top experts about how Podcars―a cutting-edge
technology that blends the convenience of the personal automobile with the
environmental benefits of mass transit─ can fundamentally change the way
we deliver transit services and integrate land use and transportation. By
attending Podcar City San José, you’ll gain valuable insight on:
* ATN’s expanding market in Asia, Europe and the U.S.
* Podcar design, modalities and business models
* Technological advances in control systems and materials
* Integration of Podcars with traditional transit systems
* Achieving green technology, sustainability and smart growth goals
* Technical, financial and policy challenges
* Plus more!
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 Now: Don’t miss this opportunity to hear from the brightest minds
in the industry, explore the latest technology and expand your network!
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