A PowerPoint presentation describing the Distributed City Model.
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The principles of the Distributed City concept require that infrastructure investments be made that would benefit the economic region as a whole. Transportation is a key, and expensive, infrastructure. Given the goal of integrating all rural and urban communities, transportation obviously holds a key position. Any new technology should be deployed only if it can affordably be extended throughout the region. If a system is to be built for only a single segment of the region, that system should meet very stringent economic and social criteria.
With no preconception of fiscal performance, TCR built a fiscal model to examine the potential of the Distributed City Model using the calculations and values found in the Hiawatha Light Rail feasibility study for Minneapolis. That study demonstrated a $ .42 on the dollar Return on Investment (ROI). The Distributed City Model calculated a $ .94 for the rural system, $1.51 for the urban and a $1.18 combined ROI.
Our studies identified the Personal Rapid Transit concept to be the ideal solution.
- Affordable- fast installation, prefabricated components and a Minnesota industrial base ready to build a new international market
- Computer controlled- non-stop, steady speed, operator independent
- Multi-modal- passengers or light freight delivery
- Responsive- departs on your schedule
- Weather Impervious- mono-rail design isolates the impacts of weather