Innovative Transit Technology

The AACIDs are committed to creating an economically strong, safe, attractive and vibrant community surrounding the world’s most-traveled passenger airport. 

Innovative Transit Infrastructure in South Metro

We Are a Catalyst for Infrastructure Enhancement

Our Vision

We have a vision for technological innovation that will improve the quality of life and mobility for property owners in and around the world’s busiest airport, Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport. One cutting-edge solution for mobility is the use of Personal Rapid Transit (PRT). This is a safe, cost-effective mode of transportation using small modes called podcars, that are used to transport passengers between designated locations. When compared to other modes of transportation PRT is the most affordable and adaptable.

Transportation Comparison

The cost per mile to build is listed for each below.

Highspeed Rapid Transit (HRT)

$300 Million/Mile (MARTA Trains)

Atlanta Street Car Image scaled

Lightspeed Rapid Transit (LRT)

$150 Million/Mile (Atlanta Street Car)

Los Angeles BRT copy

Bus Rapid Transit (BRT) 

$50 Million/Mile (Metro Rapid in Los Angeles) 

PRT Heathrow Image

Personal Rapid Transit (PRT) 

$10-$20 Million/Mile (Heathrow)                            

Examples of Automated Transit Network (ATN) Systems

Innovative Transit Technology

AACIDs PRT Timeline Page

AACIDs ATN Advisory Group

The following individuals have agreed to support the idea of Automated Transit Networks in South Metro.

ATL Airport Community Improvement Districts

Gerald McDowell, Executive Director

Krystal Harris, Program Director

Andrew Young Foundation

Ambassador Andrew Young, Chairman

Gaurav Kumar, President

Atlanta Regional Commission

Sidney Douse, Senior Planner

Atlanta-Region Transit Link Authority

Cain Williamson, Chief Planning Officer

City of College Park

Bianca Motley Broom, Mayor

Joe Carn, Councilman

Ambrose Clay, Councilman

Jackson Myers, Interim City Manager

City of East Point

Deana Holiday Ingraham, Mayor

Deron King, City Manager

Cadell Hall, Engineer

City of Hapeville

Alan Hallman, Mayor

Tim Young, City Manager

Clayton County

Jeffrey Turner, Chairman

Erica Rocker, Economic Development Officer

Delta Air Lines

Jae Kullar, GM Global Health & Wellbeing

Andrew Malgieri, Director Corporate Real Estate

Georgia Department of Transportation

Jihyun Park, State Safety Oversight Program Manager

Ashley Finsh, Senior Rail/Transit Planner

Georgia Institute of Technology

Dr. Srinivas Peeta, Chair & Professor Transportation & Engineering

Dr. Michael Hunter, Transportation Systems Engineering Smart Cities

Dr. Alexander Samoylov, Air Quality & Transportation Systems, Policy Analysis and Analytics 

Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport

Tom Nissalke, Assistant GM of Planning & Development

Jerry Riley, Program Management Officer

Lynn Smith, Director of Real Estate & Commercial Development

Michael Smith, Airport Senior Deputy General Manager

Fulton County

Robb Pitts, Chairman


Collie Greenwood, CEO/General Manager

Manjeet Ranu, Chief of Capital Programs, Expansion and Innovation

Porsche Cars North America

Daniel Barcham, Director Head of Corporate Real Estate & Facility Services

ATN Consultant

Peter Muller, President