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Payback:

  • Affordable Access
    • Not dependent on gas or gas prices
    • Kids and elderly not restricted by driving competence
    • No waiting, available 24 x 7
    • Focused on quality of the trip
  • Automating Repetitive Travel
    • Kids to school, sports, friends
    • Shoppers to retail centers
    • Commuters to work
    • Reduces highway congestion
  • Example map relative to calculations at the lower right
    • 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)
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There is a profit in saving people time and money.
System Basics
Rail Path Length (km) 11
Average trip length (km) 6
Fare paying Vehicle Trips/day 25,000
Deadhead Factor, Non-paying / Paying 0
Vehicle Trips per day, paying + non-paying 33,333
Peak Hour Percentage 0
Max trips per hour 5,000
Number of Stations 35
Number of Vehicles Required 1,127
Vehicles out for Maintenance, % 0
Vehicles out for Maintenance 68
Average Speed, mph 20
Average Travel Time, minutes 12
Average Unloading + Loading Time, minutes 1
Average JPod Trip Cycle Time, minutes 13
Max trips per JPod per hour 5
Average Passenger Load 1
Fare Vehicle Miles traveled/day 100,000
Carbon Incentives, per day $ 321
Advertising and Service Revenues per day $ 24,000
Capital Costs
System Cost $ 96,295,067
System Cost less Loading Station Placement Fees $ 67,406,547
Revenue Calculations
Fare per Vehicle Mile $ 2.26
Average Fare $ 5.60
Average daily fare receipts ($) $ 140,000
Fare days per year 365
Operation & Maintenance Rate @ % capital 2%
Operation & Maintenance $ 1,925,901
Power duty (fraction time on) 0
Average power use, each vehicle, kW 1
Average power use, all vehicles, kW 620
Annual power use, all vehicles, kW-hr 5,433,605
Annual Power Use of Stations, kW-hr 613,620
Annual Power Use of Switches, kW-hr 955,494
Annual Power Cost @ $.15/kW-hr 1,050,408
Fare Receipts/year $ 51,100,000
Power and Operating Costs $ 2,976,309
Pre-Tax Profit $ 57,001,012
Pre-Tax Profit as % of Cost with Loading Station Placement Fees 84.6%
Summary
System Cost less Loading Station Placement Fees $ 67,406,547
Number of Stations 35
Rail Path Length (mi) 7
Fare paying Vehicle Trips/day 25,000
Pretax Profits $ 57,001,012
Operating Cost per Paying Mile $ 0.13
Average Fare $ 5.60
Pre-Tax Profit as % of Cost with Loading Station Placement Fees 84.6%