MOBILITY AS A SERVICE "MAAS"
Point-to-Point Travel. No stopping until you reach YOUR destination
Cheaper to build than Light Rail, Subways and Trains – up to 70% Cheaper!
Faster to Build than Subways or Trains
Won’t take up any lanes
Compared to other modes of mass transit systems, PRT can cost up to 70% LESS to build! This translates into immediate savings for cities and riders.
In Los Angeles, the cost of building a mile of light rail projects range from $100 million up to $200 million. By contrast, a mile of PRT can cost from $8 million to $15 million. Therefore, you can build at least 10 miles of PRT compared to 1 mile of light rail.
An additional saving occurs in the time saved in constructing a project. PRT projects are expected to be built in less than half the time required for a light rail project with an equal number of miles.
Consider the cost to businesses that are located on a street where two sets of light rail tracks are installed over a period of many years. If the tracks are built about two stories above the ground, the construction is more disruptive, takes longer, temporarily reroutes traffic when overpasses are built, and significantly increases construction costs.
By contrast, PRT systems are usually built above the ground using simple post and rail designs which can be installed rapidly and at relative low cost and disruption.
Designing the PRT system will be an inclusive process that is optimized with input from Dendera, stakeholders architects and city transportation planners. We shall also review transportation demand data from city traffic studies, conduct computer simulation modeling, review parking asset inventory, identify maintenance and operations facilities, develop vehicle deployment strategies, drive/walk areas near the guideways, and viewing satellite imagery and maps.
PRT stations/stops will be positioned throughout the alignment and stations may be easily accessed with no more than a short walk. A feasibility study will provide a more granular analysis of the alignment which will yield the most accurate information to properly service the demand as well as plan for growth. It shall also provide a financial analysis for the benefit of private financing in models that include ownership.
The PRT network should be designed to ensure a high level of service for passengers during the busiest hours. Computer simulated PRT operations under worst-case expected demand conditions will provide data to determine required station sizes, vehicle fleet size and an understanding of the effects of increased demand levels.
The implementation of all phases creates interconnected loops which will increase the efficiency and access greatly by utilizing the network and demand metering features of this type of system.
It is expected that Cities will negotiate and grant rights of way (ROW) and air rights for the PRT guideway and stations on city and campus land as well as other incentives.