North-South Stations:

Illustration of JPods stations between Boston’s North and South Stations.

Route-Time™ illustrates travel times.

Roughly, assuming you can walk there, from the Red Cross you can walk-ride-walk to:

  • Green in 5 minutes
  • Blue in 10 minutes
  • Yellow in 20 minutes

Ride-along at normal speed. This is a 4-minute trip, 24×7.

A 3-Minute summary of JPods

Similar Networks

Walter Cronkite covered Tricia Nixon opening the first digital transportation network on Oct. 24, 1972. The Morgantown PRT network has since delivered 150 million oil-free passenger-miles with only two minor injuries. Injuries on roads are 11,200 per million (link).

Suspended networks are well understood as illustrated by the H-Bahn:

  • H-Bahn vehicles are similar to buses.
  • JPods vehicles are similar to cars:
    • Designed to tailor the trip to the traveler.
    • Non-stop from origin to destination.
    • Remove the parasitic mass of the vehicle to reduce energy consumption to within a solar budget.

Suspended networks have incredibly wonderful safety records.