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Maglev Technology

Short for magnetic levitation, maglev involves the use of superconducting magnets to cause an object to float. Train systems using maglev technology are a recent development, and they already have the potential to compete with existing forms of transportation in the 21st century. To get a basic understanding of the principles involved in maglev, try How Things Work (1) at the University of...

https://scout.wisc.edu/report/nsdl/met/2002/0301
Carfree.com

This site advocates less dependence on automobile transportation, and proposes suggestions for technologies and city layouts that would eliminate the need for it altogether. Some of the most interesting discussion concerns city topology, suggesting a six-lobe design. Each lobe is divided into many districts, and can support up to two million people (twelve million in all). A heavy-rail metro is...

https://www.carfree.com/
Engineering the ULTra System

The Advanced Transport Group at the University of Bristol, upon considering current traffic congestion problems in England and throughout the world, attempted to "identify the ideal system for future urban transport." The group's work has led to the development of the Urban Light Transport (ULTra) System. This paper, published in September 2002, describes the engineering challenges and...

http://staff.washington.edu/jbs/itrans/IngeniaULTra.pdf
Taxi2000

Originally developed at the University of Minnesota, personal rapid transit (PRT) systems are now being explored further by a spin-off company called Taxi2000. The system is designed to operate on raised guideways and is set up in grid formations that can easily be expanded. While still in the planning stages, a great deal of information is presented on the Taxi2000 homepage. Many publications can...

https://www.taxischaffhausen.ch/
Intelligent Transportation Systems

Wikipedia, a free online encyclopedia, has an entry that briefly outlines the US program to develop intelligent transportation systems (1). A fairly comprehensive list of ITS technologies and applications are also included. An analysis of specific ITS implementations, published in May 2003, gives a much more thorough explanation of how ITS impacts surface transportation (2). The benefits of such...

https://scout.wisc.edu/report/nsdl/met/2003/0801
Read Texas Transportation Researcher

The Texas Transportation Researcher is a quarterly publication of "the largest university-affiliated transportation research agency in the United States." Located at Texas A&M University, the institution focuses on automobile, rail, air, and all other modes of transportation in an effort to improve system safety and efficiency. The second issue of 2003 includes articles about intelligent software...

https://tti.tamu.edu/publications/researcher/
Institute of Transportation Studies at UC-Davis

Organized in 1991, the Institute of Transportation Studies (ITS) at the University of California-Davis has become an internationally recognized center for both applied research and overall scholarship in the field of transportation, serving as a home for 50 affiliated faculty members and a number of graduate students. Here visitors can learn about the Institute, read about educational...

https://its.ucdavis.edu/
UC Berkeley Transportation Sustainability Research Center

The Institute of Transportation Studies (ITS) at the University of California at Berkeley works in a number of topical areas, and one of these areas happens to be research on sustainable transportation strategies and development. The "Publications" area is quite useful, as it includes thoughtful policy analyses such as "A Low-Carbon Fuel Standard for California" and a supplementary technical...

https://tsrc.berkeley.edu/
UC Davis: Institute of Transportation Studies

With over 60 affiliated faculty and researchers and a $6 million annual budget, the Institute of Transportation Studies (ITS) at UC Davis contributes to "public discourse on key transportation issues." Transportation scholars and others will find a cornucopia of research reports, conference updates, and news items on the site. Scholars may wish to look at the "Featured Publications" area first....

https://its.ucdavis.edu/
Virginia Tech Transportation Institute

The Virginia Tech Transportation Institute (VTTI) is the institution's largest university-level research center. The organization is "dedicated to conducting research to save lives, save time, and save money." On their homepage, visitors can read the "Spotlight on VTTI" to get some highlights about their work including focus on transportation and an aging population and other topics as of late....

https://www.vtti.vt.edu/
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