Traveling overhead is a widely accepted mode of transportation as demonstrated by the monorail systems operating in Osaka Japan, Kuala Lumpur Malaysia, Sidney Australia, and Wuppertal Germany among others. It is interesting to note that the Wuppertal overhead electric railway was built between 1897 and 1903. By operating above the ground, AirTrac will not interfere with existing transportation systems. Working synergistically with current highway infrastructure, AirTrac can move as many as 12,000 passengers per hour per route. Urban express service will travel at approximately 90 mph and long distance transport will reach speeds of 150 to 200 mph. We can open unconnected labor and business markets as we go cross-country to places that do not have an expressway.1
Cincinnati to Cleveland:
The air cushion technology used by AirTrac creates a system that is not only fast, but safe. The system is controlled by computers reading sensor information collected through the GPS satellites. If, for any reason, the system is interrupted and a portion has to be shut down for an extended time, an emergency egress system will be employed. The passenger vehicle is mechanically decoupled from the support structure and lowered on cables much like an elevator. Passengers can safely disembark instead of being delayed for hours. These safety protocols will make travelling by AirTrac the safest method of modern transportation.