IDEAS  For Alternative Transport Technology

      

Info Sheet




Magna Force

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Ultra System

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Skyweb Express

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SkyTran
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FlexiTrain
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Austrans
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CyberTran
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CyberCab
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PRT 2000
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SIPEM

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RUF Dual Mode System
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HiLoMag
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MegaRail
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SkyCar
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Serpentine
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ParkShuttle
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Urbanaut
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CabinTaxi
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Morgantown
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JPod
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Aerobus
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System 21
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Aerorail
 



Swissmetro
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American MagLev
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TransRapid
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MagPlane
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HSST
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AutoShuttle

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Culor

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AVT-Train
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CyberCab
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Fast Tube System
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FlyWay
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HighRoad
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Pathfinder
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Magnetrans
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MAIT
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Interstate Traveler
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Aeromobile
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Autran
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PERTS
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RUMBA
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InTranSys
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Maglev 2000
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Segway

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Sky Train
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Synchro Rail

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Unitran

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VMTS

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SMRTram
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Monomobile
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Cabin Lift
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AeroMovel
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Higherway
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Minneapolis-St. Paul PRT
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MTSC
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Whoosh
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SportTaxi
 


TriTrack



Las Vegas Monorail


Dallas Ft Worth Airport
Automated People Mover


Solar Transit
 
Automated Transportation Network


Team Monorail


Cascade Monorail



Metrail
 

Korea PRT

HyTran


Haynes Aero


Urbanaut

 
Space Car



Skycar


Monomobile

Created by Joshua Sterling
LevX

 
Sky Bus


MonoMetro


Urbanaut

Scooto
 


TubeWay




AirTrain


“GRT” Urban People Mover

 

Maglev Aerotrain


Railway Technology



People/Cargo Mover

The Air Car
 
MIT Concept Car

Picture
 
AMotion


 
Smart Car

 
Wilshire Monorail
 

Mister PRT


Translohr


 
Silver Bullet  in Palo Alto

 
Redmond, WA
 
Cities 21

SpiritRail


Coaster System

Aeroscraft
 
Bombardier


General Atomics


Doppelmayr Cable Car

CITY SHUTTLE
 
City Mobility System


POMA


Dual-Mode Vehicle

APGM
 
FLASH


FLYWAY


HighRoad


Mezzanine Transit
 
Vectus PRT



LABIS


KNOLLE MAGNETRANS

UltraLight Rail
 

AUTRAN


Monic PRT


MONOMOBILE

TUBULAR RAIL
 

PARRY PEOPLE MOVERS




SMRrTRAM


FLEXTAXI





BlLADE RUNNER
 
SporTaxi


SKYCABS


RoadRUNNER


Tube Express
 
SkyCab

  
CityMobile


METRAIL


The PPT Project

 
VECTUS

MagTube


ACABION


             MISTER "Netro"

 
Autonomous Transportation System
 


Las Vegas Monorail



MonicPRT
 
SIKA
 
NOWAIT Transit

American Standards Institute for Automated Transport Systems, LLC
 

 

 

 

Vectus


Super Trains
 
MIST-ER

String Transport Unitsky

STU



MiniMetro

 

SkyCab

The Coaster


 PRT Project

List Of Monorails & Maglev
 

On-Rail

Segway 200-mpg 2 seater

 

Speedway Transport System

www.mikeandmaaike.com

 


www.criticalmove.com

JIAO This design takes its cue from Chinese opera masks
GM Concept Car

 

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Labistrain

$5 Trillion  Green Economy Model (GEM)
America needs a new economic model for the movement of goods and people.  This movement is at the heart of our economy and the lifeblood of every community in which we live, work and invest. Current population forecasts for the USA include a population growth by 2050 of 100 million and approximately 95 million more motor vehicles. The next generation of transport is emerging as automated guideway transport (AGT) and promises to increase our economic vitality even more. The US Chamber of Commerce estimates that every $1 billion invested in transit, creates 47,000 jobs. Even more important is that we need to prepare a transition  from an oil based economy to something renewable and non polluting. AGT could achieve ten times the gas savings per vehicle as cars get today. We propose a new economic model of private sector funded  AGT  and Renewable Energy infrastructure generating power to the economy, developing pedestrian villages at station stops and creating an array of public benefits over the next few decades.  Here's how to attract a trillion dollars to a new Green Bond industry to build a national AGT system equal in size to the Interstate Highways System of 50,000 miles: Use tax credits. Give investors their money back within ten years in the form of tax credits and tax free earnings for 20 years. After which, each system using these tax credits must be donated to state government.  If one third of the AGT constructed has two stations per mile as many as 20,000 pedestrian villages would result. If each one averaged 1000 condos and a supporting mix of services, then 30 to 40 million people could live work, play and shop without the need for owning a car. They could use uses buses, taxis, trolleys and car rentals to go off-line into other areas. Such systems will also attract a sizable ridership and more revenues from people working in these villages. AGT can link activity centers such as hospitals, malls, resorts,
campuses, airports and office parks. AGT and its pedestrian villages can both be built using clean energy. The new labor and property tax bases generated will add hundreds of billions of dollars per year to both federal and state coffers from the trillions of dollars in additional investments for real estate development at the stations.

COMING OIL SHOCKS TO OUR ECONOMY

But our lives are about to change by the economic disruption caused by our dependence on oil. The global supply of oil is “peaking” and henceforth may well diminish every year. At the same time demand is out-running supply because of the modernization of China, India and industrialization elsewhere. Just to keep even with today's supply, experts predict we need to find 6,000 wells per year each producing 1000 barrels per day.

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The International Energy Agency says, ''The world has never faced a problem like this. The problem will be pervasive and will not be temporary. Oil peaking will be abrupt and revolutionary. It will become a huge disruption to the economy and requires massive mitigation more than a decade before new technologies can have impact.”  Every city needs to have a plan for the economic shock that will result from Oil Peaking. If we ignore the problem and business proceeds as usual, we may wake up into a new economic condition for which we are not prepared as the price of gasoline inevitably goes higher. We may see gas gouging, rationing and driving restrictions within the coming decade that cause economic disruption greater than that seen during the 1930’s depression. The experts state that it will happen, although no one knows when. But if we cannot predict when,  we can certainly prepare.

 

"The economic threat of oil peaking - of production beginning to fail to meet world demand and the associated dramatic price increases that can be expected - is staggering," studies say. "Without an aggressive alternative fuel production program, the U.S. economy could lose $4.6 trillion in Gross Domestic Product and 40 million job years over employment if oil peaks in 2010."

 

POWER THE ECONOMY

The $13 trillion American economy relies on a worn and under-maintained transportation infrastructure that is approaching gridlock. It needs a new way of growing to meet the future demands of increasing population and to slow global warming. Each Automated Guideway Transport (AGT) dollar is expected to generate $5 or more in development projects at station stops. Transportation investment has historically generated multiplier investment in adjacent real estate property. With our existing transportation systems all over-loaded, an elevated transportation network is needed for continued growth.  AGT offers the triple potential to unclog existing systems, earn profits and generate new growth of pedestrian villages around station stops. Real estate investment multipliers range from four to ten times transit investment.  Therefore each $1 billion invested in AGT will generate $5 billion in pedestrian villages along that route. At each station, an 850' walking radius contains over 2 million square feet of land area.  Zoning regulations allowing 5-to-1 densities would grow small mixed use  pedestrian villages that attract a driverless population. Mixed use development around many stations could grow into the hundreds of billions of dollars in new tax base.  For each AGT route, thousands of development jobs will be created in both transport and real estate. These could grow into millions of jobs as the routes densify and interconnect and offer more coverage through out the states. 
 

PRIVATIZATION IS THE ENGINE

Profits are the fuel.  Now transit itself can make a profit. Our studies show that small, lightweight  AGT systems can yield (before tax) returns of 7% to 15%, well in excess of those generated by government owned systems.  The ridership and fares needed to achieve these results are both reasonable and achievable. Over time, increasing ridership and the corresponding revenue will grow more profitable on any fixed cost installation. Using Colorado as a background to illustrate, we have built our privatization business case online  and invite you to inspect it on the Routes page. We are working on demonstration model franchises in Colorado  that we believe could prove the feasibility for profitable operations of a 24 x 7 AGT infrastructure in a variety of route sizes. 
 
Applied on a national scale, AGT could provide a 50,000-mile web, linking airports, highways, metro areas, event centers, downtown areas, malls, campuses, resorts, hospitals and even some residential neighborhoods. The real estate spin off for stations and real estate development are likely to be in the trillions of dollars revolutionizing our cities while growing a new real estate tax base and an economic engine for decades to come. Our economic formula is $1 invested AGT infrastructure generates $5 in real estate development, which over
25 years generates a tax base larger than the initial transport development. During that time, the transportation investors receive the cash flow.
 

HOW MUCH WILL A TRILLION DOLLARS  BUY?

 

The Interstate Highway System  is made up of 50,000 miles including all the metro area routes and loops. It cost $425 billion and took 40 years to build. It changed the economics and land uses of the entire country. A $1 trillion investment in AGT and clean energy infrastructure would produce a similar 50,000 mile backbone grid of AGT transport made up of many vendors as with the airline industry.

AGT  will cost, on average, about $15 to $20 million per mile. If it  earns more than other public investments, then there is plenty of private money to fuel a trillion dollar AGT industry,  For example, the Internet showed how quickly a trillion in capital formation can occur for national infrastructure. The Internet attracted  and lost over $3 trillion in capital in less than ten years. Today there is over $2.5 trillion in money markets saving accounts earning less than 3% and waiting for a better investment climate. The stock market has $8.5 trillion. The Iraqi war is said to cost over $1 Trillion so far. There is $7.6 trillion in home equities in America and in 2005 alone $2.5 trillion was refinanced. Our infrastructure as an industry is said to be $6 Billion in size. There is more than enough money for AGT to grow a trillion market and generate new real estate investments in our cities. Over the next ten years, America's GNP is expected to exceed $150 trillion cumulatively and yet is dependant on an aging and overloaded transportation network.  AGT can do even more to power the economy by stimulating huge multiplier investments in the real estate around the stations. Land use historically follows transportation technology from rivers, to roads, to rails, to highways, then airports and next to AGT. 

We are saying that AGT  is capable of attracting  capital for any route that can offer a 10%  long term return. Transportation, being America's forth largest industry and accounting for 11% of the Gross National Product ( now exceeding $13 trillion) is primed for automation and possesses conditions that are ripe for explosive growth.

AGT INDUSTRY FORMATION FACTORS

   - Emergence of new companies collectively interfacing 
  
- Variety of technologies that can be integrated in many configurations
  
- Private sector financing with better returns than the existing methodologies
  
- Increased consumer efficiency
  
- Increased economic development in other related industries
  
- Minimum governmental involvement   
  
- Clean Industry is the future
 

MULTIPLE PUBLIC BENEFITS

Rarely can one idea do so much and with  as many spin offs, as a national AGT network could do.

Here are number of foreseeable public benefits that could result:

   - Replace a percentage of automobile demand
  
- Reduce foreign oil dependence
  
- Introduce higher fuel economy on a national scale
  
- Reduce pollution   and slow global warming
   - Investment multiplier of 5 to 1 in new  pedestrian development around stations 
  
- This new "pedestrian village" growth would generates huge tax revenues
  
- Link airports, metro areas, highways, light rail and other transport systems
  
- Reduce highway congestion
  
- Reduce airport gridlock
  
- Stimulate the travel industry
  
- Replace government transit funding so it can be used elsewhere
  
- Everyone can participate 
_- Spread of Clean Energy Generation

MULTIPLE DEVELOPMENT CONSORTIA

This infrastructure can set the conditions for thousands of companies to grow new profits  by incorporating automation, information and robotic technologies in tomorrow's economy of innovation. In every state, various industries will be required to organize, fund, build and operate a variety of AGT transport routes and technologies.  Below is a list of the main industries that would be stimulated by hundreds of thousands of jobs to build a nationwide AGT backbone  network:  

Propulsion Systems  Credit Cards processing Voter Campaigns
Travel Info & Reservations Cargo Integration Vehicle Assembly
Automation System Station Development Underwriting
Power Distribution                Raw Concrete & Steel Money Management
Guideway Fabrication Seat Laptop Advertising     Engineering
Economic Feasibility   Construction Management   Energy  Generation

                                                                                                                                         

Comparable Emerging Transport Technologies

The transit industry is exploding with ideas and organized efforts to solve growing congestion. Below are described the huge variety of technologies that are available today.  However, the only technology that is currently attracting funding is traditional  rail which is by and large, ground-based.  Traditional rail costs, at a minimum, $35 to $45 million per mile and is largely funded by the federal government.  Here is a list of 150 alternative transport technologies:

YOU CAN ALSO PARTICIPATE in a Joint Study Group
We promote collective creativity as the key to our shared American future. Tomorrow starts today. You can respond to these ideas by selecting one of these choices below.  If you own businesses that could provide any of these products or services, open a dialog with us  and join our development consortia that builds our demo model. 

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Lloyd Goff
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