Here are the technologies that can combine into Stacked “Pay Zones”
with other carriers in the same easement:

1. Shipping/Delivery- on driverless trucks that can go off the guideway to programmed addresses. The picture shows the General Motors experimental version. Up to 2,000 cubic feet (blue lines) would be 10’ x 10’ x 20’. After the Corona virus delivery services are expected to grow especially for foods. This market combines with the traveler market will give the individual routes more traffic and even traffic through the night. The combination will mean significantly more revenues.

2. Fiber Media- Underneath the guideway there is room to hang 5 to 6 pipes about 3” in diameter. These pipes can carry up to 100 fiber optic strands each. The carrying capacity of each strand can also be increased by multiplexing them into even more individual signals. Thus, the combined number of channels could grow into the thousands. Fiber optic cables solve a massive problem by removing congestion over the wireless networks

This growing capacity will allow for all the existing forms of media plus new ones like Virtual Reality, Augmented Reality, Apple fi and 5G which is 60 times faster than 4G, thus creating huge new economic growth. Along the guideways wireless transmitters can distribute and collect the signals to an audience of user’s livings within miles of each side. The end user will also have control of this media through his cell phone. The cell phone can navigate this use of his traveling schedules, reservations and deliveries.  The fiber media cost for the 50,000 backbone + another 50,000 miles in the cities should add $500 Billion to the costs. This will include new cell phones for 5G, TVs, transmitters, wiring building, arenas, airports etc. Revenues have not been calculated yet but are thought to add greatly to the  amounts of profit opportunities.

3. Smart Grid- The main source of electricity is expected to come from solar although other types are envisioned. There is room to lay  7 or so panels over the 75 foot length of each guideway. Solar generation should cover the 1000 watts per 75’ of each guideway section that is needed to operate the entire system. This allows for an excess of electricity to be collected and distributed to users within a few miles of the route. Intelligence (software) can be added to these power sources making them more efficient and even amplifying them. Collectively this could become the largest power generator in the nation with 52KW per mile times 100,000 miles both urban and interstate.

4. Oasis machines- Newer technologies such as capturing energy from water vapor in the air could generate each one mile with both watts and water with enough energy to supply adjacent uses such as farming. This is an addon feature has not been studied yet with outside consultants as the driverless technology has. It need input. Oasis machine are small generators for both electricity and water that use electrolysis of water to split H20 into hydrogen and oxygen as shown in the illustration below. It is a 260-year-old technology. The starter source is solar. These gases run small electric generators that could provide up to 6000 watts per 75-foot section. Among several uses: 3,000 Watts for sale as a smart grid and 3,000 watts for water generation. This information was gained by Kent Bingham (he was Disney’s chief engineer for EPCOT and also for Skyways) who built a testing model before he died that achieved many times the input. He could only get it to run for a few days. It needs to run for a few years before maintenance. This new technology might solve that. While Kent’s R & D is not proven, the DOE has launched a $100 million Consortium for further research in Electrolyzers. He left his R&D as Open Source so anyone could take the ideas and run with them for free.

Features of Oasis Machines: The seventy sections of 75 feet in a mile might produce enough water (depending on humidity) enough to farm an adjacent square mile with pivot sprinklers There are problems but the science appears feasible. Among them is getting the machine to operate for years without maintenance. Today, this is an optional feature for the guideway, but if it becomes feasible, Kent thought they could be made for our uses at $3,000 each. This is an optional feature for the guideway, if it becomes technically feasible.  Bingham thought, they could be produced for our uses at $3,000 each.

Yellow shows the location of the Oasis Machine on top of each Column/beam.

An Atmospheric Water Generator can be purchased today that will supply 200,000 gallons, but the costs of electricity to run it from the grid is uneconomic. So, the technology already exists.

By linking 50 Oasis machines together per mile, they might someday produce 100,000 gallons per  mile per day, enough to sprinkle about one square mile of farm land, as a part of the installed cost of the overall system  and not have to pay for power or water generation to make the desert bloom and capture carbon. Climate change  adds more water vaper (humidity) to the air making it feel hotter. The Oasis machines could make a difference in pulling carbon out of the air in a couple of ways. First is that some carbon is trapped in the water vapor and could someday be filtered out. Second by generating power along each corridor, any future inventions that suck carbon from the air could be powered along each route. A third use is to suck up the carbon along the Interstate by planting shrubs and trees. This report shows how. Can you image 50,000-miles of Interstate corridors with 75 Oasis machine per mile each producing 200 gallons per day.  With the electricity produced each mile, someday it may even evolve into a carbon capture device like these and many more are in the labs.

Another use of the Oasis Machine is to grow small Pedestrian Villages around station stops in the country side with Oasis Machines  shown above  as small red dots. The Pandemic is driving people to use the Internet for work. With the fiber connectivity, living in these small villages will be safer than city living. With a National driverless infrastructure connecting thousands of these small villages that grow their own foods, America can combat Climate Change with engineered solutions that make money and are sustainable. At the same time these small villages will lower the density of urban America, provide more protection from pandemics and provide for millions of climate refugees. 

These Villages are about 120 acres with potential sports fields, barns, parks and farmlands on the outskirts. Parking is clustered near the stations.

An Oasis Village with hundreds of machines shown as red dots

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