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Payback:

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Initial System Cost with Placement Fees $ 905,831,791
Number of Stations 620
Rail Path Length (mi) 124
Fare paying Vehicle Trips/day 120,000
Pretax Profits $ 396,124,956
Operating Cost per Paying Mile $ 0.22
Average City Supported Fare $ 3.00
Average Commercial Fare $ 8.40
Pre-Tax Profit as % of Initial Cost with Loading Station Placement Fees 43.7%
Summary
System Basics
Rail Path Length (km) 200
Average trip length (km) 10
Fare paying Vehicle Trips/day 120,000
Deadhead Factor, Non-paying / Paying 0
Vehicle Trips per day, paying + non-paying 160,000
Peak Hour Percentage 0
Max trips per hour 24,000
Number of Stations 620
Number of Vehicles Required 7,950
Vehicles out for Maintenance, % 0
Vehicles out for Maintenance 477
Average Speed, mph 20
Average Travel Time, minutes 18
Average Unloading + Loading Time, minutes 1
Average JPod Trip Cycle Time, minutes 19
Max trips per JPod per hour 3
Average Passenger Load 1
Fare Vehicle Miles traveled/day 720,000
Carbon Incentives, per day $ 2,314
Advertising and Service Revenues per day $ 172,800
Capital Costs
Initial System Cost $ 1,294,045,416
Initial System Cost less Loading Station Placement Fees�� $ 905,831,791
Revenue Calculations
Fare per Vehicle Mile $ 2.26
Average Fare $ 8.40
Average daily fare receipts ($) $ 1,008,000
Fare days per year 365
Operation & Maintenance Rate @ % capital 2%
Operation & Maintenance $ 25,880,908
Power duty (fraction time on) 0
Average power use, each vehicle, kW 1
Average power use, all vehicles, kW 4,373
Annual power use, all vehicles, kW-hr 38,329,335
Annual Power Use of Stations, kW-hr 10,869,840
Annual Power Use of Switches, kW-hr 16,339,824
Annual Power Cost @ $.15/kW-hr 9,830,850
Fare Receipts/year $ 367,920,000
Power and Operating Costs $ 35,711,758
Pre-Tax Profit $ 396,124,956
Pre-Tax Profit as % of Initial Cost with Loading Station Placement Fees 43.7%
Example map relative to calculations at the left
  • Red lines are Distance Markers not routes
  • Approximately 140 miles of rail
  • Rails would be constructed in similar areas
  • Typical fare would be less than driving and parking
  • Access density will expand providing greater payback and lower costs (Moore's Law applied to intelligent devices)
  • Image from maps.google.com