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WHAT WE DO

The Freight Shuttle Xpress system is a patented application of existing technologies based upon the most successful features of proven transportation technologies. For example, linear-induction motor systems have already been used in a variety of successful applications.

 

This novel combination of features from the freight sector–including single unit transporters, elevated and dedicated guideways, and non-congesting terminals–is linked together by a state-of-the-art command, control, and communications system to produce a freight-delivery system that is emissions free at the point of service, reliable, and requires less maintenance than systems based on internal combustion engines.

FREIGHT SHUTTLE TRANSPORTERS ARE DRIVERLESS ELECTRIC VEHICLES ENGINEERED TO OPERATE AS INDEPENDENT UNITS.

THEY ARE POWERED BY LINEAR INDUCTION MOTORS WITH STEEL-WHEEL TECHNOLOGY THAT REDUCES FRICTION AND RESULTS IN THE EXCEPTIONALLY EFFICIENT USE OF ELECTRIC POWER.

THE SYSTEM CAN DRAW FROM ANY AVAILABLE SOURCE OF ENERGY INCLUDING SOLAR AND WIND.

TRANSPORTERS ARE DESIGNED TO EASILY ACCOMODATE EITHER CONTAINERS OR SEMI-TRAILERS WHICH ARE LOADED QUICKLY, DEPART IMMEDIATELY, TRAVEL TO THEIR DESTINATION ON ELEVATED GUIDEWAYS AT 60 MPH, AND ARRIVE AS SCHEDULED EVERY TIME. 

FREIGHT SHUTTLE TRANSPORTERS WILL OPTIMIZE CARGO MOVEMENT EFFICIENCY 24 HOURS A DAY.

TRANSPORTERS

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TRANSPORTERS WILL TRAVEL ALONG GUIDEWAYS BUILT IN THE MEDIANS OF EXISTING HIGHWAYS AND OTHER RIGHTS-OF-WAY.

GUIDEWAYS

DUAL TRACKS

DUAL TRACKS ALLOW CONTINUOUS OPERATION IN TWO DIRECTIONS.

NO ROAD CLOSURES

STATE-OF-THE-ART, OVERHEAD CONSTRUCTION TECHNIQUES ENSURE THAT NO ROADS WILL BE CLOSED AND NO DRIVERS INCONVENIENCED WHILE THE GUIDEWAY IS BEING ERECTED.

NO DELAYS

THERE ARE NO DELAYS DUE TO SURFACE TRAFFIC CONGESTION BECAUSE THE ENTIRE SYSTEM IS ELEVATED WITH NO AT-GRADE CROSSINGS.

PRECAST ASSEMBLY

PRECAST SECTIONS AND COMPONENTS GREATLY REDUCE CONSTRUCTION TIME.

SAFE

THE ELEVATED DESIGN ALSO MEANS OPERATION WILL BE EXTREMELY SAFE BECAUSE PASSENGER TRAFFIC AND PEDESTRIANS NEVER INTERACT WITH THE SYSTEM.

AESTHICALLY APPEALING

THE GUIDEWAYS ARE DESIGNED TO BE AESTHETICALLY APPEALING, WITH A SLENDER SUPERSTRUCTURE THAT CREATES MINIMUM IMPACT ON THE SURROUNDING ENVIRONMENT.

A SERIES OF TERMINALS CREATE ENTRY AND EXIT POINTS ALONG THE GUIDEWAYS.

TERMINALS

TERMINALS ARE DESIGNED FOR MAXIMUM EFFICIENCY

REDUCING TIME DELAYS IN LOADING AND UNLOADING CONTAINERS AND TRAILERS.

PICKUP AND DELIVERY TIMES ARE PREDICTABLE SO TRUCKERS CAN BE MORE COST-EFFECTIVE.

TERMINALS ARE DESIGNED TO BE MODULAR, SO LANES AND CAPACITY CAN BE EASILY ADDED AS DEMAND INCREASES.

The system includes specialized terminals in select locations, such as ports and borders, where cargo can be scanned for security without disrupting the movement of freight. This concept allows for 100 percent screening of truck trailers and containers as opposed to the minimal security scanning in use today.

THE FREIGHT SHUTTLE XPRESS SYSTEM IS DESIGNED TO OPERATE SMOOTHLY AND EFFICIENTLY.

OPERATIONS

FSX WILL OPERATE AT A

FRACTION OF THE COST REQUIREDTO MOVE GOODS 

BY TRUCK ON HIGHWAYS.

AN AUTOMATED, DEDCIATED, CLOSED-LOOP SYSTEM WITH CUSTOM-DESIGNED TERMINALS AND RELIABLE SCHEDULING WILL RESULT IN CONGESTION-FREE OPERATION, UNLIKE THE CURRENT UNCONTROLLABLE HIGHWAY SYSTEM.

GPS and wireless communications in conjunction with a fiber-optic backbone will provide a constant flow of information on status, position and operating conditions, enabling exceptional command and control of the entire system for maximum safety and efficiency.​

8,640

DAILY TRIPS 

THE SYSTEM WILL SEAMLESSLY ACCOMODATE CONTAINERS AND DRIVE-ON TRUCK TRAILERS IN ONE CONTINOUS OPERATION. 

An extremely efficient use of electricity to power vehicles on a frictionless path enables system operation at a fraction of the cost required to move goods by truck on highways.

Efficiency also includes system capacity.  A single Freight Shuttle system could operate up to 8,640 transporter trips daily in each direction, with 10-second intervals between transporters.

TECHNOLOGIES

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