One of the main issues that has constantly plagued HSR, Light Rail, Air, and other forms of transportation is the 'Last Mile' problem. As is commonly defined, this is the conundrum that passengers face when they unboard from their preferred mode of travel only to find themselves still miles away from their final destination. While one could always rent a car, hail a cab, order an Uber, etc. Transonic has found it necessary to solve this problem with a new concept known as Horizontal Connectivity. In its purest form, Horizontal Connectivity is a means to connect people with their final destination in a manner that is cost effective, efficient, social, and convenient. Whereas most forms of streetcar or light rail require costly upgrades and utility relocation, Transonic's proposed Horizontal Connectivity by means of MagBus (Magnetically Levitating Bus) would have a material & labor cost of $420k per mile. In contrast, the recent 1.6 Mile St. Claude streetcar expansion in New Orleans cost the local government $25M/Mile.
This significantly lower cost is achieved by taking advantage of groundbreaking advances in Magnetic Field Architecture (MFA), which only require that a 3/4" Plate is installed in existing pavement for the levitation system to interact with.
All of a sudden, the once seemingly insurmountable task of installing light rail and streetcars for city-goers has become an achievable and affordable reality. By using our MagBus system in conjunction with our Hyperloop Infrastructure, Transonic will guarantee that passengers are afforded the luxury of knowing they can travel directly into town without having to find outside transportation.
However, the greatest innovation is not how the MagBus works, but how it will impact. In a world where social media reigns supreme, self-driving cars are expected to be the norm, and suburban sprawl continues at unprecedented rates, we find ourselves increasingly living in isolation. Transonic's MagBus system would help create a social environment where passengers can choose to interact and socialize - a medium for which relationships of all types are formed and galvanized. Be it large cities, tech campuses, rural towns, or academic institutions, the positive effect that a socially conductive environment can have on a community is something which every ethically responsible mode of transportation should strive for.