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Wednesday, September 13, 2006

O the teethmarks

Remember the Minnesota anti-PRT propagandist's insistence that there is no PRT planned for Dubai, that it's "bogus" (one of his three adjectives, the others being silly and wacky)? Remember how he confused Kuwait with Dubai, and didn't report what a Parsons Brinckerhoff rep had to say about PRT in Dubai?

What must it be like to be him? To desperately make a wild claim (such as "there is no PRT project at London's Heathrow"), then cross his fingers and hope it doesn't come back to bite him on the ass (as when the Heathrow project was splashed across British headlines)?

What will he think when he reads the following, f
rom the official site of the Dubai International Financial Centre project? One hopes he has a tube of Neosporin close by:

  • Land under development: 45 Hectares / 5 million sft
  • Around 40 Towers on a shared podium
  • Built up area (including parking): 4 million square meters / 45 million sft total
  • The above districts will consist of office towers, residential towers and hotel properties.
  • Over 45,000 knowledge workers...
  • An Internal Personal Rapid Transit (PRT) System to enable ease of movement both for the knowledge workers and residents of DIFC.

In other words, everything PRT advocates have been saying PRT can do: a transit network servicing a populous urban area. And everything Kiln Ovendoor says PRT can't do.

It must be sad to be him.


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