A New Capability in the Intermodal Freight Transportation Network
The Freight Shuttle System (FSS) is designed to complement and integrate with the existing intermodal freight transportation system. Typically, railroads are the most efficient in the long-haul segment of the goods-movement industry, especially for distances over 500 miles. Trucks are, and likely always will be, the most flexible mode of freight transportation.
FSS provides an option for an organized, efficient, “conveyor belt”-type operation that achieves economic scale in high-volume corridors and relieves congestion on roadways and at “choke points” within the intermodal freight transportation system.
A Powerful New Tool for Economic Stakeholders
The market-based FSS business model creates a mechanism to channel private investment into infrastructure and to alleviate or reduce the need for government capital through public-private partnerships. Governments can also financially benefit from lease payments received from the FSS. This combination of technology and the proposed business model creates a powerful tool to enhance the quality of life of communities and increase the competitive position of industry throughout the United States while making a profit for investors.
Real Solutions to Real Congestion Challenges
FSS improves the quality of life, safety, and the competitive position of economic communities by removing truck traffic from congested public roadways and transporting freight using efficient, autonomous, electric shuttles on an elevated guideway within existing highway right-of-ways. Congestion, cost, and pollution challenges are a real part of everyday life. FSS offers real solutions capable of satisfying the wide range of social, environmental, and commercial parameters required to implement a low-emissions, cost-effective, profitable freight transportation system.