Personal Rapid Transit: Available NOW for Austin
Monday, March 14
12:30PM - 1:30PM
Westin Austin Downtown
310 E 5th ST
Personal Rapid Transit is a transportation solution that offers, on demand, point to point, high speed and private transport in small electric "pod cars" on a network of raised guide-ways in an urban environment. This is no futuristic fantasy. PRT systems are now being built around the globe, and are safe, high capacity, reliable systems that can be built and operate at a small fraction of the cost of light rail and many other potential solutions. Best yet, detailed studies have already been commissioned, and Austin PRT hopes to build these for Austin, without asking any tax payer support!
Richard Garriott de Cayeux
Richard Garriott is a key figure in two industries, computer games and commercial spaceflight. In games he has founded 3 noteworthy companies (Origin, Destination and Portalarium), he created the U...Show the rest
Richard Garriott is a key figure in two industries, computer games and commercial spaceflight. In games he has founded 3 noteworthy companies (Origin, Destination and Portalarium), he created the Ultima series and Ultima Online among many other products. He is a hall of fame inductee and lifetime achievement awardee, along with many other game industry awards. In commercial space he is a principal of or co-founded companies such as The X Prize, Space Adventures, Planetary Power and Planetary Resources. His companies have flown every private citizen who has traveled to space on their own, and he himself has flown to the International Space Station. His work in and on commercial space has earned him induction into the environmental hall of fame, the HAM radio hall of fame and he has received many other accolades for his space industry work.
Richard continues to be very active in both arenas.