“Not failure to achieve energy independence, but lack of vision is the bigger crime” JS
Orlando; arriving passengers are directed by their I-phone to the appropriate ground transportation terminal for immediate access to an electric vehicle bound for their final destination, a vehicle whose size has been determined by the number of people and number of destinations on the route. Luggage is handled in a separate underground system and is delivered directly to the passenger’s hotel room. Wow! They have another day maybe two for enjoying the sights and sounds of Disney World.
Transportation demand management says the individual, group or item needing transportation should communicate their location, destination and times required for departure and arrival to the system. The system will determine the most efficient cost effective form of transportation.
Communication is the key to changing the present system of transportation which results in freeways clogged with single occupant vehicles, airports with people sleeping in them for days and rail stations with "People Pushers" to pack the limited number of available rail cars with the maximum number of people. Why go backward to slow speed “HSR” rail that will only disrupt the best freight system in the world.
The clarity of the mission reduces the need for detailed involvement by the federal government as the entire world is focused on achieving the goal. The potential for new manufacturing and construction concepts abound as the available components are assembled into a futuristic system that will change transportation the world over.
In peak travel times this would result in a high capacity vehicle where the route is determined by first departure point, vehicle capacity, and the number of people going to the same final destination. Off peak the vehicle size is determined by the number of people needing transportation and is available on demand.
Transportation demand management paired with a LugeWay battery recharge (Dual Mode)[i] and computerized guidance system where the vehicle transports you to your next destination is a game changer. All types of Electric Vehicles can operate without ever having to stop for refueling. There is no need for connection terminals and crowded railroad stations. Transportation is available on demand for public, private and handicapped use.
Every component for the implementation of this transportation system is available and being used.
HOV lanes in many cities are the perfect location for a LUGE WAY, with their dedicated entrance and exit points, all they need is the installation of the recharge system. Electric cars will never be practical, if stationary recharge is required, not enough time or re-charge locations available. With the LUGE WAY, the re-charge system would also serve to guide and control the vehicle and as the location of a new underground power grid, thus solving two problems at once.[ii]
Every available form of energy could be employed to improve the security and rapid development of the system.
For the generation of electricity the most cost effective systems would be:
Modular Underground Nuclear Reactor[iii] -> coal fired plants -> natural gas fired plants -> new run of river[iv] and revitalized hydro power plants -> land field gas recovery project -> two stage Anaerobic Digestion -> solar -> and wind power. Large scale batteries for base load power demand 24/7 could be deployed around the system for back-up power and security as well.
This program halts the increase of GHG in its tracks. It lets each technology compete on its own merits for the position in the power system that it fits best. NO MORE OF THE GOVERNMENT SUBSIDIZED POWER WHICH SKEWED THE WORLD MARKET FOR GRAIN AND FORCES THE COST OF FOOD TO INCREASE. EACH SOURCE MUST STAND ON ITS OWN.
All potential ENERGY sources should be allowed to compete; the artificial controlled price of oil must be illuminated. All of the oil resources with-in our control need to be accessed using the appropriate methods for the location.
In-Situ Reforming of Tar sands, coal or shale are all practical methods for accessing the oil we have available in North America. God has given us an abundance of everything we need if we will only follow Him.
Horizontal drilling techniques[v] offer the potential to invigorate the old oil production areas of the USA with new life, but even better the improved equipment for horizontal DRILLING that will occur as a result offers the potential to address other problems.
Regulation should be done by Congress only after they have had open debate on the issues at hand. No agency should be able to make rules and regulations independent of the public oversight by “WE THE PEOPLE’S” representatives in congress.
TAKE ACTION AMERICA BEFORE IT IS TOO LATE!
ליצור לי חום נקי, הו אלוהים; ולחדש את הרוח הנכון בתוך אותי! Create in me a clean heart, O God; and renew a right spirit within me!