ATN deployments are in public service in Morgantown, USA; Rivium, The Netherlands; Masdar City, UAE; Heathrow Airport, UK; Suncheon, Korea and (a demonstration system) Mexico City, Mexico. Modern deployments have been accomplished without major schedule or budget issues but some planned deployments have failed due to poorly managed public participation, misunderstood core concepts, ballooning vehicle size & weight and unrealistic expectations. While ATN is easy for the public to use, planning, designing and deploying it is a relatively complex undertaking.
Success depends on a well-considered process designed to pre-empt common pitfalls. Here are seven key things prospective owners should know before they implement personal rapid transit: