Working synergistically with current highway and railroad infrastructure, AirTrac can move as many as 12,000 passengers per hour per route. Urban express service will travel at approximately 90 MPH and long-distance transport service will reach speeds of 150 to 200 MPH. With the use of high-speed overhead travel, AirTrac is not slowed down by congested highway systems caused by automobile collisions, road construction, inclement weather, rush hour, or the like.
With AirTrac vehicles showing up at neighborhood stations at intervals measured in minutes, this results in incredibly quick and convenient departure times for any type of cargo or passenger. Since the flow of transportation through AirTrac is consistent, there is no need for passengers to plan their lives around a mass transit schedule that’s restrictive. AirTrac gives you the ability to drop your things and go in a snap of a second.
Affordable / Pay Less
A Better Way
Cost, Delay, and Impact of Expanding Current Options
$50M+ / Mile 1 (Houston Circle Fwy.)
Air passengers x 2 in 15 years
Adding 1 Runway: $1 Billion
Rail (MS per pile):
California High Speed Rail (HSR)
US Air Congestion
AirTrac utilizes multiple existing and proven technologies that combine to form a mass transit system that is fast, affordable, and convenient. With the main one being air cushion technology, AirTrac will increase speed and reduce the number of consumable parts. With minimal friction and the vehicle suspended on a thin cushion of pressurized air, efficiency is maximized. The cabin hangs like a pendulum and will naturally pass through curves in a coordinated manner regardless of speed.
Our innovative propulsion system is available in hybrid configurations. This means less fuel consumption and significantly more people or freight transported per gallon of fuel. With the enormous difference in energy consumption and greenhouse gas emissions due to our hybrid propulsion engine and suspension technology, AirTrac is an obvious environmentally friendly alternative.
Infrastructure has always led the way for steady and high paying job creation within the United States. When evaluating the AirTrac system and its predicted expansion, new jobs will be generated directly and indirectly throughout the industries of engineering, manufacturing, delivery, and transportation.
The economy needs reliable and cost-effective transportation to connect supply chains and efficiently move services and goods. Since AirTrac has an incredibly large carrying capacity, high speeds, and the inability to be stopped by traffic, it’s the perfect solution for achieving exceptionally fast delivery times including two day, next, and same-day shipment options. The demand for expedited shipping only continues to increase, and AirTrac will aid in meeting this ever-expanding demand due to all of its mentioned features.
Expanded Travel Radius
Since AirTrac can reach speeds of 150 to 200 MPH, cargo and passengers can reach desired destinations in a fraction of the time that an automobile, bus, or Amtrak would take. Since AirTrac is entirely overhead, this means the system is not delayed by congested roadways. With these high speeds and efficiency, this means passengers and freight can travel farther distances in less time. This opens up the average radius in which one can travel and find reasonable.
All successful mass transit networks employ high-speed switching. AirTrac’s concentrically designed air cushion technology and guideway use a switch rail that is moved into and out of position by the forces of gravity. The switch is either in the fully open or fully closed position, which never leaves an open segment in the guideway. Consequently, AirTrac vehicles are always supported and the desired routes are always changeable.
A significant deviation from rigid rail technology is achieved with a somewhat flexible guideway constructed from advanced composite materials. Composite materials are drastically lighter and stronger than the structural equivalence of common metals such as aluminum and steel. This non-rigid approach increases durability and reduces the weight and cost of our system.
Since AirTrac has a noncontingent and exchangeable guideway design unlike other transportation infrastructures such as railways and roads, it allows for easy and rapid repair if a segment of guideway fails. In the case of a malfunctioned segment of guideway, the faulty section would be removed then subsequently replaced by another mass-manufactured duplicate. This means short delays and easy fixes in the rare event of failure.
Each urban and suburban AirTrac Transport station will be tailored to its existing environmental circumstances. Since each station will be a generator of traffic, stations can be strategically located to spur future economic development in areas of cities where such growth is desirable. The integration of an AirTrac Transport station in older or struggling communities where unemployment is high and where commercial development and investments are lacking can help reinvigorate such regions. If local mass transit systems are planned and/or already in place, such as buses, streetcars, or carpools, these modes of transportation can connect directly to the new AirTrac Transport stations. The architectural design of each station will harmonize with the current architectural theme of each community and neighborhood it serves, as well as, exemplify new concepts in technology.
AirTrac is unmatched in every aspect when compared to other high-speed mass transportation systems. When comparing the relative and positive attributes (features of merit) AirTrac is seen as the only feasible solution. Don’t believe us? Well, we’ve analyzed it for you!
|System||Number of Features of Merit|
|Vacuum Tube Transportation||6|
Superior Safety Features
The proven air cushion technology used by AirTrac creates a system that is not only fast but safe. The system is controlled by reliable computers that read sensor information collected through GPS satellites. If for any reason, the system is interrupted and a portion has to be shut down for an extended period of time, an emergency egress system will be employed. The passenger vehicle would be mechanically decoupled from the support structure and lowered on cables much like an elevator. Passengers can then safely disembark instead of being delayed for hours. With AirTrac’s mounted passenger vehicle hangers, the risk of derailment or dismount is essentially zero. These safety protocols and advanced features make AirTrac the safest mode of modern transportation.
Advanced Air Purification System
By utilizing the latest infection prevention systems that continuously purify and disinfect the air, the safety for passengers within AirTrac’s vehicles is significantly improved. With such highly advanced systems in place, the threat of harmful biological agents and cross-contamination is reduced. This feature will make AirTrac the safest mode of mass transportation for passengers traveling in close quarters.
AirTrac is simply an additive technology that will only amplify the efficiency, purpose, and usefulness of the current transportation methods in use.
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