Decarbonizing Transportation

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Today, technology is available to transform transportation. Our all-electric National Transit Service™ (NTS) is an automated nationwide ‘door-to-door’ service to be implemented in stages across the U.S., beginning with the gridlocked urban areas in which 80% of our population live. NTS is a revolutionary passenger and freight network composed of three components:

(1) NTS electric vehicles (EVs) are autonomous and dual-mode. Their automation is designed to use the NTS Guideway signals or operate autonomously on local streets. Individual EVs eliminate exposure to crowds and unsafe public places, providing on-demand, door-to-door privacy and security. NTS has a wide range of vehicle types and sizes. NTS uses streets to deliver passengers "UBER style" for short local trips or the Guideway for longer trips.

(2) NTS Hyperlink Guideway™ is a three-channel, elevated, covered roadway providing one channel for each direction and a third center channel, used when maintenance is needed on either of the directional channels. Its roof is covered with Solar panels for weather protection and provides 70 % of EV power. At only 37 ft. across, the Guideway will have a traffic capacity of a 20-lane interstate and will maintain a precise speed of 140 mph.

(3) NTS Stations™ are automated to provide signals to control the speed and spacing of the EVs. EVs will be equipped with automation controls and retractable probes to guide the vehicle and receive power.

NTS is a convenient, dependable solution to our present system's major transportation issues. It will decarbonize transportation by reducing the 28% of CO2 emissions caused by transportation. Besides addressing climate change, it reduces paralytic traffic congestion, is far more efficient, and provides sustainable, safe, and equitable travel. With antiquated infrastructure and human error that claimed the lives of over 40,000 travelers in 2022, we cannot wait. The solution is affordable and available now. NTS is 50% to 270% faster and safer than current travel options. Public/Private Partnerships will fund the building and maintenance of NTS. Revenue generation will be from guideway tolls and vehicle trip fees, making NTS economically feasible. Low user cost per mile and very low-cost shared rides would foster high ridership. Example: travel from NYC to Washington, DC, is 226 miles. By car, it takes 4 hrs.20 min. NTS time is 1 hr.36 min. door to door, 270% faster. NTS travel costs 54.3 cents per mile, including the guideway toll, the vehicle, the energy, and a tax that will replace the gas tax for maintenance of current streets. This trip costs $123. With NTS, family travel is especially low-cost, as charges are per vehicle. By air, the flight time is 1 hr. 20 min. But add in travel to/from the airport plus airport time. It is over 3 hrs. 20 min. NTS is 208% faster, door to door. The cost per ticket is $129, but family travel becomes costly. NTS is an alternative to the hassle of being stuck in traffic or trapped at airports by canceled or delayed flights.

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  • ABOUT THE ENTRANT

  • Name:
    James Beregi
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