Imagine moving around Southern California at one-hundred-miles-per-hour, eliminating gridlock. It sounds like a George Jetson solution to the growing traffic problem, but Los Angeles city officials say they want to take a closer look.
Endless miles of freeways, buses, light rail, and subways and still Southern California residents face gridlock everyday. The inventors of "Sky Tran" say there's a better way to get around.
Sky Tran moves transportation problems overhead on lightweight pods powered by electricity and floating along the track on a magnetic level system at a hundred miles an hour non-stop. When riders climb on board and press the button for their destination, the pod speeds away from the station joining the main grid where all cars cruise at one-hundred miles an hour, guided by computers and active radar. Unlike taking a bus or train, with Sky Tran, riders go where they want and stop when they want.
Sky Tran inventors estimate the cost of a mile of Sky Tran is 19 times cheaper than light rail. If the average person was making a 10-mile commute, Sky Tran inventors say this system could provide 1,080,000 such trips per hour.