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The ATRA Official Web Site is located at http://www.advancedtransit.org/
The Advanced Transit Association (ATRA) an international association of active and retired transportation professionals, engineers, architects, urban planners, students, educators, and enthusiasts. It is a diverse group of people brought together by the common realization that the transportation systems of the past can not meet the transportation needs of the future, or even the present. A non-profit corporation, ATRA’s purpose is not to promote the interests of its members, but rather to encourage the development and deployment of advanced transportation systems that will be a boon to everyone. Membership is open to anyone who is willing to take a fresh look at new ways to meet our transportation needs.
Morgantown, WV is the site of the first operational Personal Rapid Transit system in the world, and it continues to operate effectively after 35 years of service. ATRA is sponsoring a tour of the Morgantown PRTi on Friday, March 23, 2012, immediately following the MALV conference. Anyone with an interest is welcome to attend. The tour will include an overview of the system, tours of the stations and maintenance facility and a discussion with the Morgantown transportation director on the current and future plans for the system. ATRA is planning for 10 to 20 attendees.
Transit Pulse Issues for 2012 are attached below.
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ATRA’s annual Technical Information Exchange (nicknamed Technix) took place at the University of Maryland, Center for Advanced Transportation Technology. This friendly and informal show & tell consisted of presentations, technical Q&A and ATRA brainstorming and fellowship. The past two years the meeting has been hosted at the University of Maryland Center for Advanced Transit Technology (ATRA), located near the DC beltway and near a convenient Metro stop. Despite a brief wintry weather threat, about 20 ATRA members gathered for a day of discussion.