Public Transport with a Profit
While most public transportation systems operate at a loss, AirTrac is designed to have low operating and maintenance costs, which allows for the system to generate revenue. The estimated operating expense of an AirTrac system between Cincinnati and Columbus will be $65.6 million. With ticket prices based on half the cost of operating an automobile, the system’s revenue will be $169.2 million, resulting in a yearly profit of $103.6 Million. As AirTrac makes a profit, the already low price of construction can be offset in just a few years.