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Problem
Governments Solution
• Increase transportation budget.
• Present transportation subsidy is already
  large.
• Ridership is very low (around 1%).
• In the future we will have many more riders.
• Doubling public transport service will
  absorb almost none of that travel demand .
• Effect on CONGESTION? 0!
T2 Solution

   Non stop trips
   Operates on demand
   From any station to any station
   0 emissions
   Low energy use
   24x7
   Operates in any weather
   Very safe
User Experience
   There are no schedules; Any time is good
   There are no fixed routes; Any station will do
   She selects her destination from the screen,
    and walks to the first available vehicle
   She enters, the door closes, and computers
    merge her safely onto the main track
   The whole process is about as fast as getting
    an elevator
   She travels non-stop. No matter how complex
    the network, the computers will steer her
    directly to her destination
   A typical trip in a downtown area takes 4
    minutes
This is How




         Small vehicles
Switching in Vehicles
This is How




          Offline stops
This is How

      New control system
       (Show Simulation)
Total Cost Comparison
(includes operations & depreciation)

         Average Total Cost Per Passenger
                       Mile

                            $1.80
        $2.00
   C
   o M $1.60
                  $1.20

   s i $1.20
   t l
     e $0.80
                                    $0.51     $0.35

   /   $0.40
        $0.00
                Hvy.      Lt.    Bus   Taxi
                Rail      Rail         2000
Installation Cost

            Typical Installation Cost Per Mile

                        $150
          $160
  M       $140
  i   /   $120
  l
          $100
  l   M
  i   i
           $80
                                 $35
  o   l    $60
           $40                          $5     $8
  n   e
  s        $20
            $0
                 Hvy.     Lt.     Bus   Taxi
                 Rail     Rail          2000
            More Comprehensive
SUBWAY - $1.25 billion   Taxi 2000 - $1.25 billion
 Subway - 5 stations -   Taxi 2000 - 170 stations -
 serves 2.2% of area        serves 76% of area
         Fast Installation


   Quick – weeks,
    not years
   Inexpensive
   Minimum
    disruption to
    businesses and
    traffic
Stations

   Size can vary
    Unlike big monorails, stations can be sized to meet
    the demand at each location, from 2 berths to 15.
   Many stations close by
    Since additional stations don’t slow everyone
    down, they can be placed as often as you’d like.
   Small
    Since there will usually be no waiting for vehicles,
    stations don’t need large waiting areas.
   Architecturally flexible
    Station location and appearance are easily
    modified to match local needs.
Stations




  Shown integrated into downtown hotel
Guideway Comparison




– Section of New York Subway in Harlem
Guideway Appearance




In Cincinnati, guideways would replace existing poles
 and supports to achieve a cleaner look downtown.
Funding and Upcoming
Milestones
   Prototype complete in late
    December
   Control system implemented
    January 2003
   Partner network in place
Phase I Prototype
Phase I Prototype
Partners

				
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