Overview & Video
ULTra (Urban Light Transit) is an electric, battery-powered, 200-mpg-equivalent, elevated PRT (personal rapid transit) system with many 5-person vehicles. First "revenue service" for the ULTra system is scheduled for London Heathrow Airport in 2010, to serve Heathrow's new Terminal 5. Working as circulator transit for office parks, airports, universities, and other major activity centers, ULTra is faster than a car. In these applications, ULTra makes carpooling and transit more effective, by solving the "last mile problem."
David Holdcroft, BAA's PRT Manager: "This innovative system forms part of BAA's plan to transform Heathrow, improve the passenger experience and reduce the environmental impact of our operation through the development of cutting edge, green transport solutions. It offers a completely new form of public transport - one that will deliver a fast, efficient service to passengers and bring considerable environmental benefits, saving more than half of the fuel used by existing forms of public or private transport."
Higher resolution versions of the youtube video:
- http://www.ultraprt.com/uploads/Videos/ULTra-MediumQuality.mov - 45MB
- http://www.ultraprt.com/uploads/Videos/ULTra-HighQuality.mov - 77MB, high resolution
- http://www.ultraprt.com/uploads/Videos/ULTra-HighestQuality.mov - 208MB, high resolution