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Peter Calthorpe Fibbing About Toronto PRT

At a recent Northern Alameda County chapter Sierra Club transportation committee meeting, SunCal hired planning guru told the audience that Toronto, Ontario, Canada is looking seriously at implementing a Personal Rapid Transit (PRT) system. But the facts simply don’t bear this out.

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Is Calthorpe the new Copperfield?

Putting David Copperfield to shame, last week SunCal hired-gun planning guru Peter Calthorpe, before a live audience in Alameda City Council chambers and dozens watching at home on TV and the Internet, waved his hand and made 2,000 homes at Alameda Point just disappear.

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Unimodal Maglev PRT

Last week we spoke with Chris Perkins, the CEO of Unimodal, Inc. regarding their SkyTran personal rapid transit (PRT) system. Readers may already know that SunCal has proposed 6,000 homes for Alameda Point, bringing roughly 14,000 to 15,000 additonal people to Alameda (20% of the existing population) and deploying a PRT system to provide transportation […]

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Dueling Transit Enthusiasts Fight Over PRT

Since SunCal’s August 7th meeting to discuss their vision for Alameda Point, wherein Peter Calthorpe presented a scheme for 6,000 housing units served by Personal Rapid Transit (PRT), Alameda residents have been climbing a sharp and fast learning curve on PRT.

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Re-Cap of SunCal Community Meeting

After an eight-month hiatus, SunCal continued their series of community meetings about their vision for Alameda Point. The last meeting they held was December 13th, 2007 at the Officers Club at Alameda Point.

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Video of SunCal’s Proposed PRT

We’ve finally processed the video we took of SunCal’s presentation of their proposed Personal Rapid Transit system for 6,000 homes and 14,000 people at Alameda Point. Here it is.

Personal Rapid Transit – An OxyMoron

Overheard at the EBASE conference, “Base Building: Using Former Military Sites to Achieve Community Benefits and Revitalize Local Economies,” in Oakland, on the day after SunCal presented one alternative for Alameda Point that included a futuristic Personal Rapid Transit system: “Personal Rapid Transit? Isn’t that an oxymoron? I mean, I already have personal rapid transit […]

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