Cost for this network and all vehicles and stations is approximately $3 billion; much less than the cost of roads and cars that operate on them. This network would displace approximately 70-80% of oil-based transportation for people and cargo.
This network would
Employ about 5,000 people to build and operate.
Cut the typical working family's transportation costs from $10,300 per year to $5,000.
Increasing jobs and disposable income is critical to work out of the recession/depression.