How to Make Automated Transportation Profitable!by Byron L. Johnson, Univ of Colorado at Denver, Denver, CO, USA,
Abstract: The paper discusses an approach to analyzing why past systems attracted investors. It suggests, first; remember why the auto and truck have captured the bulk of the market. Second; accept the logic of an automated, elevated, light-weight transportation grid. Third; accept the wisdom of the early builders of transit, that if it will haul people, it will haul goods. Fourth; invite joint development at every station. Fifth; encourage creative financing from the outset.
Subject Headings: System analysis | Automation | Profits | Rail transportation | Urban development | Trucks | Grid systems
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