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Personal rapid transit is coming to Clearwater

As part of an overall transportation vision, the companies will work within the smart cities framework using the most up-to-date technologies

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Visitors will hopefully have a much smoother passage to Clearwater Beach in the future
Visitors will hopefully have a much smoother passage to Clearwater Beach in the future

Dendera and BeachTran USA have signed a MOU to collaborate on the development of a personal rapid transit (PRT) system to move people around Clearwater, Florida, as an alternative to conventional bus or light rail transportation.

 

BeachTran USA is a Florida-based company offering cost-effective, third-generation maglev technology to help solve Tampa Bay’s regional traffic congestion problem. The new PRT system proposes utilising an aerial guideway with computer controlled pods to ferry citizens.

 

As part of an overall transportation vision, the companies will work within the smart cities framework using the most up-to-date technologies along with continuing to build relationships with multi-modal partners.

 

“We look forward to our partnership with Dendera to accomplish our initial mission of implementing a profitable, free-enterprise solution to the traffic congestion between downtown Clearwater and Clearwater Beach,” said Tom Nocera, founder, BeachTran USA.

 

“Our relationship with Dendera provides solid funding expertise and enhances our ability to carry out our mission within our timeline.”

 

Dendera will be working with BeachTran USA, to attract bridge and project financing as well as day-to-day operational services through a public-private partnership with a municipality willing to host a PRT system.

 

With the intention of bringing PRT mainstream to the US, Dendera said it is actively in discussion with cities nationwide to host personal rapid transit.

 

Congestion is a nationwide and worldwide problem that Dendera and BeachTran said they hope to make a reduction impact on.

 

According to the TomTom Index reports, the traffic congestion within the city of Los Angeles topped the list for the second year in a row. The metropolis is stated to have the worst kind of gridlock in the country as its drivers saw roadway congestion at a 40 per cent rate.

 

It was also shown that the county’s traffic is greater than that of San Francisco and New York. The index has also stated that the congestion level grew up to some 10 per cent in the seven-year time period.

 

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