A cheap, fast and clean form of mass transit, the proposed inverted monorail is taking what you know and turning it upside down. The monorail can be built over existing roads and highways and is three to five time less expensive than high speed trains.
"Imagine a train car suspended high above traffic that could reach speeds of 250 kilometres per hour and get you from Quebec City to Montreal in less than an hour," the Globe and Mail says.
The big advantage is in proposed "in-wheel electric engine motors" that will remove the need for the gas or diesel, instead using electricity. Can you imagine this marvel racing over your head traveling at 250 km/h?
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Electric Inverted Monorail Could Come to a City Near You
- By: Michael WoodworthSep 10, 2009