12 SkyTran advantage #5: Go Anywhere For a given budget 19 miles of SkyTran can be installed for each mile of Light Rail.This means we can build an extensive distributed network instead of one line.Light Rail has stations about 1 mile apart along one central corridor of a zoneThis requires extensive intermodal lateral travel by car, bus or taxi just to get to and from these stationsLight Rail is LINEARA large number of stations spreads out the load, minimizing queuing time at stationsSkyTran is DISTRIBUTED & can go everywhereLateral intermodal travel is eliminated with stations everywhere in the zone
28 SkyTran advantage #6: Minimum Land Use Same Street with Higher Capacity SkyTranWith Light RailSmall, quiet SkyTran vehicles can go everywhere without needing destructive right-of-ways & will blend in nicely with any urban architecture.Slim SkyTran guideways can be installed directly into sidewalks using slender columns and/or attached to buildings
29 SkyTran is Solid State Transportation Only one moving part…The 100 mph SkyTran vehicle itself!(No pistons, no valves, no transmission, no bearings, no tires, no steering linkages, etc., etc.!)
30 Compare to proposed California Inter-City High Speed Rail Service between SF & LA 100 mph SkyTran would:save billionseliminate the need for scheduled departuresprovide identical travel timesprovide many more station opportunitiesWith stops, the average speed for the 125 mph train will be 100 mphNow 100 mph SkyTran would beat jet airplane travel times for travel up to 450 miles!141 mph speeds increase that range to 650 miles!
31 New York Times Sunday Magazine This Sunday - June 11, SkyTran will be featured in theNew York Times Sunday MagazineGreen Party Presidential Candidate Ralph Nader endorses SkyTran in this article