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Summary
Initial System Cost with Placement Fees $ 81,331,598
Number of Stations 14
Rail Path Length (mi) 9
Number of Vehicles Required 570
Maximum Capacity per Hour 12,000
Fare paying Vehicle Trips/day 15,000
Operating Cost per Paying Mile (not including initial system cost) $ 0.09
Average Fare $ 8.00
Pre-Tax Profit $ 41,892,677
Pre-Tax Profit as % of Initial Cost with Loading Station Placement Fees 51.5%
System Basics
Rail Path Length (mi) 9
Average trip length (mi.) 5
Fare paying Vehicle Trips/day 15,000
Deadhead Factor, Non-paying / Paying 33%
Vehicle Trips per day, paying + non-paying 20,000
Peak Hour Percentage 15%
Max trips per hour 3,000
Number of Stations 14
Number of Vehicles Required 570
Vehicles out for Maintenance, % 6%
Vehicles out for Maintenance 35
Average Speed, mph 30
Average Travel Time, minutes 10.00
Average Unloading + Loading Time, minutes 0.75
Average JPod Trip Cycle Time, minutes 10.75
Max trips per JPod per hour 5.6
Average Passenger Load 1.3
Fare Vehicle Miles traveled/day 75,000
Carbon Incentives, per day $ 241.07
Advertising Revenues per day $ 1,500.00
Capital Costs
Initial System Cost $ 101,664,498
Investment by Others (Placement fees) $ 20,332,900
Initial System Cost less Load Station Placement Fees $ 81,331,598
Revenue Calculations
Fare per Vehicle Mile $ 1.60
Average Fare $ 8.00
Average daily fare receipts ($) $ 120,000.00
Fare days per year 365
Annual Operation & Maintenance Rate @ % capital 2%
Annual Operation & Maintenance $ 2,033,289.96
JPod motor Power duty (fraction time on) 25%
Average power use, each vehicle, kW 0.55
Average power use, all vehicles, kW 314
Annual power use, all vehicles, kW-hr 2,748,141
Annual Power Use of Stations, kW-hr 245,448
Annual Power Use of Switches, kW-hr 403,236
Annual Power Cost @ $.15/kW-hr $ 509,524
Fare Receipts/year $ 43,800,000
Power and Operating Costs $ 2,542,814
Pre-Tax Profit $ 41,892,677
Pre-Tax Profit as % of Initial Cost with Loading Station Placement Fees ding Station Placement Fees 51.5%