The Future of High-Speed Rail
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Our mission is to bring high-speed rail to the United States using our design, a new approach, and the implementation of new technology. This revolutionary system will be able to take you directly to your city center portal or close to your place of work. Outside the US, every developed country has invested quite considerably in high-speed rail transportation systems and it is time for America to implement MagLev high-speed rail to the most congested corridors first.
Magnetic levitation or maglev trains is a type of highspeed train that uses magnetic levitation to reduce friction by using magnets to lift the train above the tracks allowing it to travel at higher speed without making contact with the rail. HSR Americ'as Transport vehicle design is suspended from the track above allowing for unimpeded travel without contact with the traffic congestion below.
HSR America was built around the idea of sustainability and leaving a zero-carbon footprint. Each 100-passenger pod will also deliver 60,000 pounds of cargo directly to city center portals. HSR's transport vehicle will reduce approximately 90 automobiles and 1-1/2 semi-trucks of cargo off the highway below. This system will reduce greenhouse gases by a significant amount.
We know how important it is for passengers to feel safe, comfortable, and prepared when they ride a train. That's why we're committed to our Pod design. The entire passenger accommodations will be first-class seating with wide aisles, including free Wi-Fi, a functional entertainment console for each seat, food, and beverages, and ADA-equipped restrooms, air-conditioned, have wifi access points, and more.
High-speed rail offers Americans the opportunity to meet with the environmental and energy challenges of the present and future. The United States does not have a fully high-speed train line and we are far behind other first-world countries in transportation development.
High-speed rail would provide economic stimulation to sustain itself as proven in China, throughout Asia, and Europe. As an alternative to airplanes, HSR also provides a shorter and cheaper way to travel between cities. HSR America advocates implementing technologies such as MagLev to bring one of the fastest trains to America. We believe America has the technology and workforce to implement MagLev high-speed rail. It is helpful to think of high-speed rail in the US to be implemented across several transit corridors - New England, California, Texas, Florida, the Midwest - rather than as a singular network. Pared down, the economics and logistics of high-speed rail started to become more feasible. HSR America trains will travel at a speed already obtained by Asian and European countries, 385 mph.
HSR America's Maglev system will implement the below items:
- Travels above the congestion and does not interfere with existing roads, freeways, or any infrastructure below.
- It will be easier to obtain the right of ways, has a light footprint on the environment.
- MagLev propulsion is electrically driven, is green, sustainable, and produces no CO2 greenhouse gases.
- MagLev linear induction motors are so powerful they can climb steeper grades eliminating the need to tunnel through mountains.
- Gets cars and trucks off the highways by transporting people and cargo in this new high-speed mode of transportation. This will lessen the congestion on our highways. Gaining back lost time in commuting will allow more free time for riders.
- Helps in reducing fossil fuel vehicles
- Allows commuters to live further from their work
- Profitable after the initial investment
- Made in America and constructed by America's workforce.
- Creates millions of high-paying jobs in construction, manufacturing, operations, and related industries.
- Delivers people and cargo directly to the city center.
- HSR America arrives on time and departs on time.
Burning fossil fuels like gasoline and diesel release carbon dioxide, a greenhouse gas, into the atmosphere. The buildup of carbon dioxide (CO2) and other greenhouse gases like methane (CH4), nitrous oxide (N2O), and hydrofluorocarbons (HFCs) is causing the Earth's atmosphere to warm, resulting in changes to the climate we are already starting to see today.
Greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions from transportation account for about 29 percent of total US greenhouse gas emissions, making it the largest contributor of US GHG emissions. Between 1990 and 2019, GHG emissions in the transportation sector increased more in absolute terms than in any other sector.
Our Quest for Carbon Neutrality
Burning fossil fuels like gasoline and diesel releases carbon dioxide (CO2) a greenhouse gas, into the atmosphere. Greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions from transportation account for about 29% of total US greenhouse gas emissions, making it the largest contributor of US GHG emissions.
To understand how HSR America will reduce greenhouse gas emissions we need to establish a measurable distance for calculations purposes. We will be using a 400-mile section of track to establish a measurable distance. A typical passenger vehicle emits about 4.6 metric tons of CO2 per year. Considering the 400-mile trip, multiplied by the daily trips, with an average cargo per trip being 30 tons HSR America will eliminate approximately 573,000 tons of CO2 gases per year. This will result in HSR America transporting approximately 5,956,800 tons of cargo with zero emissions per year.
To better understand what the HSR 400-mile sample trip consists of, one must imagine traveling along a freeway in the left high-speed lanes. You can travel as far as you like without exiting the freeway. When you arrive at your desired destination, you depart the freeway by using an offramp. You exit and travel to your destination within the city. While the rest of the fast lane traffic continues on. The concept is the same with HSR America's high-speed travel rail. Your ticket purchase will designate which city center portal you desire. Upon getting close to your exit point a switch opens allowing the transport vehicle to exit. Once past, the switch closes allowing the high-speed lane to continue with following transport vehicles. Every ticket purchased will be nonstop to your desired destination. HSR America's transport vehicles are controlled by a central command center and will always arrive on time and depart on time.