the future, according to 1971

Wednesday, June 02, 2004, at 08:35AM

By Eric Richardson

On JPL's intranet news site, the library has a historical photo of the month (well, it's actually on the library's site, but the news page is where I see it). This month it's a picture from 1971, when JPL was developing a Personal Rapid Transit system that's still in use at Western Virginia University (oddly the PRT is also the featured image at WVU's site at the moment). I've always had an interest in transit systems, so I did a google search and found this site on the Morgantown PRT. It features a description of the system, links to some external resources, and a good collection of pictures.