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Transit-X Microtransit Podway

Transit-X is proposing an aerial monorail network of pods that can transport people around Raleigh as well as into Dix Park. They have two proposals: The first pilot proposal is an 18 mile network with 860 pods. 25% of Raleigh residents would be within a 5 minute walk to a station. The cost is about $110 million. The second is the full proposal with 226 mile network with 13,888 pods where 95% of the population is within a 5 minute walk to a station. This one costs $1,439,225,205. Two people, 4 kilometer $1.90 fare. Both of them are expected to be financed privately. Fares would need to be about $0.50 per kilometer for 2 people in a pod. High capacity • High speed • Nonstop • 24/7 Solar powered • Zero Wait • Door-to-door • Resilient Transit X proposes to build and operate a green, privately-financed microtransit podway to carry passengers and freight for Raleigh, NC that makes the Transit X service convenient to 95% of the population. Transit X efficiently services both suburbs and cities and provides for a higher quality of life. Major benefits • Reduce congestion • Provide parking relief • Reduce pollution • Improve safety SeeRead More

Raleigh Aerial Cableway Along Dawson or McDowell Streets to the Dorothea Dix Hilltop

A Preliminary Proposal from Eco-Transit: Eco-Transit(ECO) provides specialized planning, engineering and feasibility study services to clients for Aerial Cableway Transit (ACT) gondola and tramway projects. Eco-Transit 7830 W Alameda Ave Suite 103, Denver, CO 80226 Aerial cableway people movers work well in urban settings as the vehicles operate in an exclusive aerial right of way separated from roadways, traffic congestion, sidewalks and pedestrians; this feature makes these urban gondolas one of the safest forms of public transit. Cableways also offer continuous passenger boarding with vehicle headways under 30 seconds; this provides a “walk up and board” transit service. Cabins are ADA friendly and are designed to easily transport wheelchairs, walkers, strollers and bicycles. Two possible routes as examples The gondolas hold 10 people and can transport 1,500 people per hour. The cost estimate for this single path is between $17 – $25 million. The most expensive parts are the stations particularly if there are amenities included in the stations. Next is the cost of turns greater than 10 degrees. It is efficient to combine turns with stations. Staying over public right of way greatly facilitates the permitting. During low use times only one person is needed at a station andRead More