Aerobus moves people or cargo in both urban and suburban settings. The proven Aerobus technology, which does not congest streets or contaminate the air, is a dramatic advancement of the conventional monorail concept. Based on engineering principles which have withstood the test of time, Aerobus is the mass transit mode for the next century.
The heart of the Aerobus system is an elevated aluminum track or guideway. This is hung from a prestressed cable by a suspension system like the one used to support the Golden Gate Bridge. Thin pylons of any desired height lift the cable into the air to form a pathway in the sky which can go over obstacles that stop conventional monorails.
Aerobus vehicles are modular. From two to eight modules may be linked, providing a carrying capacity between 80 and 320 passengers. Top-suspended, Aerobus vehicles run on rubber tires which roll quietly on the aluminum tracks to deliver a ride of unparalleled smoothness.
Each vehicle is self-propelled by safe, environmentally clean electric motors. Where needed, articulated vehicles may be used to permit tight turns in crowded or space-cramped settings.
Because of its unique design, Aerobus offers significant cost savings over other technologies. Only Aerobus can span distances up to 2,000 feet between pylons. So in place of 60 to 100 traditional concrete or steel supports per mile, Aerobus uses between 5 and 10 to hold up either a single or double lane layout. Fewer supports equal lower installation expense as well as less visual clutter and reduced right of way requirements.
And Aerobus rises above congestion. An Aerobus line may cross over highway interchanges, run down the center of existing freeways without impeding normal traffic flow, or bridge a river. Which means the shortest distance between two points is Aerobus. And the shorter the route, the lower the price.
Best of all, Aerobus delivers a high level of user satisfaction. The practical, secure ride is also fun, which encourages people to use mass transportation.
Each Aerobus installation is custom-designed to meet individual community requirements. The number of stations, station size, the use of single or double lanes, car configuration, and fully automated or manual control are only a few of the options which can be tailored to fit specific operating conditions.
In short, Aerobus offers flexible, clean, and unobtrusive transit for the 21st century. Compared to other alternatives, Aerobus requires less initial investment and operates at a lower cost. So when you think monorail, think of Aerobus.