Evaluation of Fuel Cell and ITS Technology Applications for Morgantown PRT

The objective of this cooperative agreement is to analyze the demands of the Morgantown Personal Rapid Transit system (MPRT), including vehicle usage, critical control system, facility requirements, winter electric loads for guideway and other system elements, develop strategies to reduce energy usage, implement new procedures, and add or modify equipment and controls to reduce the MPRT system energy consumption. The project will be divided into two phases. Phase 1 will consist of a complete energy audit of the MPRT system, including development of a total energy management program. Phase 1 will identify various alternatives that will be developed in Phase 2. Existing transit experience with clean energy technology, such as fuel cell power systems, as well as new integrated Intelligent Transportation Systems technology will be investigated. In Phase 2, the alternatives recommended in Phase 1 report will be further analyzed with cost and reliability data. New equipment and/or control system techniques will be tested, as appropriate.

  • Supplemental Notes:
    • Program Information: National Fuel Cell Bus Program, Engineering of Rolling Stock and Equipment - Bus


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  • Status: Completed
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  • Sponsor Organizations:

    Federal Transit Administration

    1200 New Jersey Avenue, SE
    Washington, DC  USA  20590
  • Project Managers:

    Belanger, Marcel

  • Performing Organizations:

    West Virginia University, Morgantown

    Research Foundation, P.O. Box 6845
    Morgantown, WV  USA  26506
  • Principal Investigators:

    Hendershot, Robert

  • Start Date: 20080618
  • Actual Completion Date: 20090930
  • Source Data: RiP Project 6895

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 01486720
  • Record Type: Research project
  • Source Agency: Federal Transit Administration
  • Contract Numbers: FTA-WV-26-7001
  • Files: RiP
  • Created Date: Jul 16 2013 1:01AM