Seattle (PRWEB) September 21, 2005
In response to the call for better transportation infrastructures in the Seattle area, a new system integration project governed by a Public Private Partnership was proposed by the Interstate Traveler Company, LLC of Michigan (ITC).
ITC is a manufacturer of low cost, self fueling 250 MPH MAGLEV rail systems designed to propel people, vehicles and freight at very low cost and to produce and sell excess hydrogen for use by ground transportation and power companies. Constructing the Seattle Traveler will create a unique, expandable and reconfigurable on-demand public transportation network.
Driven by its own solar powered hydrogen production and distribution network, the facility will keep excess hydrogen in off-line storage: enabling traditional fueling stations in the vicinity of the Seattle Traveler to have direct access to a continuous flow of solar generated hydrogen. This hydrogen would be sold to public, business and government to power vehicles, heat homes and businesses and provide electricity. The balance would power the ITC Rail System.
Cost factoring is based on building parallel, two way track lines with specific goals. That includes two Traveler Stations every five miles, with an average of three Transport Vehicles per mile. There would be one utility substation every 3 miles. The track would be supported by approximately 16,000 elevated stanchion poles with an average height of 35 feet. There would be one fully staffed Emergency Medical and Rescue Transport with fully self contained ICU CCU along with emergency equipment that could be loaded onto ordinary cars and carried to the site of any disaster area in only a few minutes. The TravelerÂs scalable system design would allow future deployment of multiple side by side two-lane Maglev lines, increasing energy production by adding adjacent solar power conduit runs. The entire self sustaining design incorporates advanced maintenance capabilities: supporting easy repairs to miles of damaged track in only a few days.
The standards-based design of the ITC Maglev Rail system is adaptable for use between and within the other major metropolitan, suburban and extra-suburban regions in the USA. This will allow eventual interconnect with other cities at nominal cost, ultimately providing a nationwide, self-sustaining, scalable high speed transportation network. The system uses a ÂhardenedÂ rail suspension that makes it weather and attack proof, useful in moving large numbers of people away from the site of impending disasters.
The proposed Public Private Partnership establishes a 50/50 revenue share with government.
Key Features (in Phase One):
100 Miles of Interstate Traveler Rail installed in and around the greater Seattle Area
300 Passenger Transports 60 people per transport Max Capacity 18,000 people at any one time (Phase One)
50 Traveler Stations, or more including integration with public venues and hospitals
The 100 Miles of Interstate Traveler Rail proposed is available in any combination of full, half or quarter scale rails, that being 12', 6' and 3' respectively.
Bridging less than 130 feet is included. Bridging requirements larger than 130 feet will be handled on an as needed basis.
Capital Costs for the construction of the Seattle Traveler will be sourced from private and commercial funding sources requiring zero tax dollars for it's construction.
Phase Two would involve expanding the network, building more runs, and increasing capacity so that a larger number of travelers and locations can be reached. Because the Seattle Traveler runs on Solar / Hydrogen power, its environmental impact could be negligible.
For a detailed explanation of the features and benefits of the Interstate Traveler Company and our suite of products, please visit our website at: http://www.InterstateTraveler.us
For a detailed critical analysis by the American Computer Science Association, please visit their website at http://www.acsa2000.net/hshrt/
Please also read the following position papers published on the Interstate Traveler
Protecting America's Borders
Solving America's Energy and Transportation Problems