Santa Cruz PRT, Inc. - About Us

Our origins were in the Santa Cruz Citizens for Personal Rapid Transit ( CPRT ) group, started by a retired physician in the mid 1990s. With a diverse membership, we have neither partisan nor commercial interests. We like to think that our first loyalty is to our community and to our quality of life that must be preserved for succeeding generations

Ed Porter is the current chairman of Santa Cruz PRT, Inc. Ed is a retired teacher and engineer with  long-term interest and activity in  environmental issues. He has said that he wants to provide safer transportation in Santa Cruz while removing the time-wasting traffic jams. He says that automobile grid-lock is absurd to tolerate in such a tiny city such as Santa Cruz. 

Our Treasurer, Mathilde Rand, is a retired school principle and an activist in numerous public benefit organizations in Santa Cruz. She is also the Producer of our informative video titled: "What's Moving Santa Cruz" 2012 version. You can see it on and a link is above and also, on our home page.

There are about 25 other members of our association.   One member is a former City Council person, another  an electronic engineer, yet another a solar power expert. We have school- teachers, fire-fighters, and lots of others.  We always welcome new members, especially from any areas of interest that does not yet have members in our group.

We usually meet every other month on the fourth Sunday of that month, at 10:00 AM. Our typical meeting includes a Sunday Brunch.

Please email or phone for the next confirmed meeting date, time, and location and come by for some brunch and conversation!

Email:.. ........... note CPRT stands for Citizens For Personal Rapid Transit, a national organization with whom we have affiliated since 1995.

US Postal Mailing Address

Santa Cruz PRT, Inc.
114 Swift Street
Santa Cruz, CA 95060


Reed Searle
(831) 425-8721


Jim Merritt
(831) 420-1060


Ed Porter
(831) 427-0836

CPRT groups in the USA:............. Minneapolis / St. Paul .............Austin .............Seattle............. Cincinnati

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