Where is the Minnesota anti-PRT propagandist sticking his nose today? The experimental Modutram personal rapid transit test system in Guadalajara:
A unique operational feature is that the vehicles will keep moving slowly through stations without completely stopping. This operation has proved successful when tested with handicapped passengers. Passengers alight as soon as the vehicle enters the station while others board just before it leaves the station. If no one boards, or if boarding is incomplete, the vehicle will stop in the station. Stations are arranged so as to keep boarding and alighting passengers separate (even to the point of having separate staircases).
Why do they do it that way? We don't know, their reasons will come out in due course.
The point is that Ken Avidor doesn't know either. He just ridicules it on Twitter:
And despite Modutram being a design that has been conceived, designed and built by a Mexican university and funded by the government of Mexico, Avidor blogs:
Personal Rapid Transit Pod People Invade MexicoMore locomotion lunacy from the PRT Consulting blog about a Mexican PRT project called Modutram
"Invade"? Right, Ken -- those Mexicans couldn't possibly engineer something high-tech all by themselves.
Don't tell Avidor about this other transport technology that also moves slowly in stations without completely stopping!