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A resilient city needs a resilient transportation system. What do you think a truly resilient transportation system looks like?
Skytran is a vital component of a resilient cities transportation strategy.
1. A resilient transportation system must be a preferred mode of transportation. Skytran provides a high level of service to its riders. Swipe your card and log on. Service is on demand; pods are waiting for you. Service is point to point; no stopping for other passengers or street lights. Service is fast; with city speeds of 80km/h and highway speeds up to 240 km/h. Service is Private, you travel in your own private space; A place to have a private conversation, text a friend, listen to music, a place to sit back and relax. Service is safe; computer controlled pods will be exponentially safer than travel by car.
2. A resilient transportation system will not require subsidises. Capital and operating costs can be paid for by riders. Light weight infrastructure and factory built components keep capital costs low. Maglev technology is very efficient and limit the number of moving parts, keeping operating costs low.
3. A resilient transportation system has a minimal carbon footprint. The systems emits no greenhouse gasses. Combining the efficient maglev technology and a photovoltaic coating on the systems guide way, Skytran will be close to operating energy net neutral. Lightweight infrastructure requires minimal carbon footprint to construct.
Skytran, coming to a station near you.
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