$15 Million to $ 2 Billion in 5 Years 
This $5 million funding is for a joint venture that actively campaigns for a public vote and markets corporate participation in a development consortia. This private sector consortia then builds the various growth stages starting with a sale model and then a Metro route and Interstate routes as approved by public votes.

Joint Venture
Start Up

A JV Partner(s) paying  $15 million to engineer, to build a 1/4 mile test track as a prototype, apply for public vote and market to industry partners to build a Development Consortium.

Building a Consortia
To Develop a Sales Model

To promote a public vote for an  $88 million Operating Demo Model of 5 miles of one way track in Denver's Platte Valley.

Local Loops
Franchise  2

From $30 to $100 million for typical loops that are 3 miles of one lane Guideway. 

Interstate Highways
Franchise 4

Cost $1.8 billion for 126 miles of dual track. We show ridership needed for 15% average ROI over 25 years is 20,000 p/day


Phase I - Funding
A $15,000,000 joint venture for
Airpark Village will build a marketing program via a web site for the public vote campaign and to  market the sales model to investment bankers, venture capitalists, pension funds and insurance companies. We will  present them this information with the inclusion of designs and testing of our prototype, packaged operating franchises, configuration of the Guideway, test vehicles, accounting firm for feasibility studies, and other completed studies needed to attract additional capital for a variety of transport ventures. Our goal for $15,000,000 is to capture the imagination of American business by marketing a  development consortium  of  industrial companies.  We have several sites on which to build a $100 million operating model to compete for the multi-billion of dollars in projects we have modeled.  

Consortium membership targets start with the travel industry since access is their life blood. Targets include airlines, resorts, hotels, credit cards, aerospace, and trade associations. The sales model will take one year for entitlements (approvals); one year to engineer, one year to build. Then it can begin demonstrating to the many sales opportunities shown in the routes chapter. Within 3 to 5 years, billions of dollars in sales are our goal,  Connecting airports by automated ground transport may well be a viable solution to the approaching airport gridlock.

Why Privatization 
The federal government controls a monopoly on mass transit that is no longer working. Ridership is not attracted to the old traditional rail technology and only a centralized bureaucracy afraid of downsizing is served by the $350 billion dollars spent on subsidies for light rail. If bureaucratic style approaches to mass transit can only attract 2% of the travel market then it is time to try privatization and legalize competition. Automation is the huge factor in profit potential and this project will prove the feasibility of this profit potential. Federal funding is only available on a competitive basis and it takes matching funds to be considered  Lately up to 50% in matching funds are needed to secure federal funding. This project should serve as a financial test-bed for establishing new financing techniques. The following  pages illustrates this idea using Colorado as a conceptual model. The routes shown herein have not yet begun any entitlement process with any local government.

Our Privatization Concept
Automation opens the door to significantly greater net revenue and we believe this will be large enough attract  private sector capital as at least interim investors. And with low construction costs of approximately $10,000,000 per mile for Automated Guideway transport versus $40,000,000 per mile for widening Interstates, the economic climate makes it less difficult to attract capital. Eventually government should be the ultimate owner but not the builder/developer or operator. The type of financing will depend on ridership. Using Colorado as an example, we see three demand levels: 1. Large (Interstate Routes) 2. Medium (Metro Airport Connectors) 3 . Small (local neighborhoods/resorts) Ridership fares can support the larger area systems best. The I-70 resort system can fund its development thru bonds. And the alternative traditional government financing  also has about 1/3 more costs due to all the federal mandates and regulations that go with federal funding. 

Station Financing
Each Station can be financed in a variety of ways: as an income property for commercial real-estate ventures, as Tax Increment Financed Stations or as Business Improvement. Some neighborhood stations may purchase docking rights either from a transit authority or the Business Improvement District (BID) valued at $500,000 per bay desired. This price, up to $ 5,000,000 for a very busy neighborhood can be financed  at a reasonable cost over 25 years. For example the $50 mil  cost  spread over 1 million sq., ft of land area (about 10 city blocks) is amortized at 5 cents per sf per month. The BID will provide each station with the subscribed number of bays as a part of the total trackage built. Each station could also be sold as a condominium with an undivided interest in the common infrastructure shared by all (The local Loop). Each station may be privately owned by one or more landowners and he shall have the exclusive docking rights within a small radius for 25 years  in exchange for building the station. All landowners in the BID have a vote.

 

 

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