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Payback:

There is a profit in saving people time and money.

Example short network

Levee-Rescue can move people and cargo during the day and add more fill at night. In an emergency, up to 50 tons per minute, from up to 30 miles away can be deployed into a breach while it is breaching.

Rescue-Rail can be deployed for special events, evacuations and after a hurricane.

Summary
Initial System Cost with Placement Fees $36,962,279
Number of Stations 16
Rail Path Length (mi) 4
Number of Vehicles Required 229
Maximum Capacity per Hour (seats) 9,600
Fare paying Vehicle Trips/day 8,000
Operating Cost per Paying Mile (not including initial system cost) $0.14
Average Fare $3.60
Pre-Tax Profit $9,556,355
Pre-Tax Profit as % of Initial Cost with Loading Station Placement Fees 25.9%
Annual License, maintenance and support costs 3,234,199
System Basics
Rail Path Length (mi) 4
Average trip length (mi.) 3
Fare paying Vehicle Trips/day 8,000
Deadhead Factor, Non-paying / Paying 33%
Vehicle Trips per day, paying + non-paying 10,667
Peak Hour Percentage 15%
Max trips per hour 1,600
Number of Stations 16
Number of Vehicles Required 229
Vehicles out for Maintenance, % 6%
Vehicles out for Maintenance 14
Average Speed, mph 30
Average Travel Time, minutes 6.00
Average Unloading + Loading Time, minutes 0.75
Average JPod Trip Cycle Time, minutes 6.75
Max trips per JPod per hour 8.9
Average Passenger Load 1.3
Fare Vehicle Miles traveled/day 24,000
Carbon Incentives, per day $190.59
Advertising Revenues per day $480.00
Capital Costs
Initial System Cost $46,202,849
Investment by Others (Placement fees) $9,240,570
Initial System Cost less Placement Fees $36,962,279
Revenue Calculations
Fare per Vehicle Mile $1.20
Average Fare $3.60
Average daily fare receipts ($) $28,800
Fare days per year 365
Annual Operation & Maintenance Rate @ % capital 2%
Annual Operation & Maintenance $924,057
JPod motor Power duty (fraction time on) 25%
Average power use, each vehicle, kW 0.55
Average power use, all vehicles, kW 126
Annual power use, all vehicles, kW-hr 1,106,006
Annual Power Use of Stations, kW-hr 280,512
Annual Power Use of Switches, kW-hr 455,832
Annual Power Cost @ $.15/kW-hr $276,353
Fare Receipts/year $10,512,000
Power and Operating Costs $1,200,410
Pre-Tax Profit $9,556,355
Pre-Tax Profit as % of Initial Cost with Loading Station Placement Fees 25.9%