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Payback:

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Summary
Initial System Cost with Placement Fees  $  96,486,137
Number of Stations 23
Rail Path Length (mi) 15
Number of Vehicles Required 1,292
Maximum Capacity per Hour (seats) 9,600
Fare paying Vehicle Trips/day 40,000
Operating Cost per Paying Mile     (not including initial system cost)  $             0.06
Average Fare  $             2.40
Pre-Tax Profit  $  33,323,214
Pre-Tax Profit as % of Initial Cost     with Loading Station Placement Fees 34.5%
Annual License, maintenance and support costs 8,442,537
System Basics
Rail Path Length (mi) 15
Average trip length (mi.) 4
Fare paying Vehicle Trips/day 40,000
Deadhead Factor, Non-paying / Paying 33%
Vehicle Trips per day, paying + non-paying 53,333
Peak Hour Percentage 15%
Max trips per hour 8,000
Number of Stations 23
Number of Vehicles Required 1,292
Vehicles out for Maintenance, % 6%
Vehicles out for Maintenance 78
Average Speed, mph 30
Average Travel Time, minutes 8.00
Average Unloading + Loading Time, minutes 0.75
Average JPod Trip Cycle Time, minutes 8.75
Max trips per JPod per hour 6.9
Average Passenger Load 1.3
Fare Vehicle Miles traveled/day 160,000
Carbon Incentives, per day  $      1,694.12
Advertising  Revenues per day  $      3,200.00
Capital Costs
Initial  System Cost  $120,607,671
Investment by Others (Placement fees)  $  24,121,534
Initial System Cost less Placement Fees  $  96,486,137
Revenue Calculations
Fare per Vehicle Mile  $             0.60
Average Fare  $             2.40
Average daily fare receipts ($)  $         96,000
Fare days per year 365
Annual Operation & Maintenance Rate @ %  capital 2%
Annual Operation & Maintenance  $    2,412,153
JPod motor Power duty (fraction time on) 25%
Average power use, each vehicle, kW 0.55
Average power use, all vehicles, kW 711
Annual power use, all vehicles, kW-hr 6,230,084
Annual Power Use of Stations, kW-hr 403,236
Annual Power Use of Switches, kW-hr 639,918
Annual Power Cost @ $.15/kW-hr  $    1,090,986
Fare Receipts/year  $  35,040,000
Power and Operating Costs  $    3,503,139
Pre-Tax Profit  $  33,323,214

Pre-Tax Profit as % of Initial Cost

     with Loading Station Placement Fees

34.5%