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Public Hovercraft Transport Systems

Hoverlink is Launching a Hovercraft Service in Ontario, Canada

— September 14, 2022 — Autos
'Hoverlink' has received official approval to launch a fleet of rapid transit hovercrafts in Ontario, Canada. These hovercrafts will be entering the waters in Lake Ontario near Toronto, Port Weller, and Niagara Falls in 2023. The hovercrafts are fast enough to traverse Lake Ontario in just 30 minutes at no discomfort to the riders. Plus, each hovercraft trip can comfortably sit 180 passengers.

Hoverlink stated that its rapid transit hovercrafts will complete 48 lake-crossings per day, and will operate 365 days per year, meaning they will always serve as an option for fast cross-provincial transport. Additionally, the company describes the passenger experience as akin to "riding on air," meaning it is more comfortable than alternative transport methods.

In terms of weather conditions, these hovercrafts are weatherproof, meaning they will still operate in some intense weather conditions, safety permitting. On top of this, the company noted that its hovercrafts run on extremely low-emission Tier 3 engines that reduce 98% of airborne toxins. When this statistic is combined with the fact that thousands of people each day will be able to use the hovercrafts instead of a passenger vehicle, this will have a staunchly positive effect on the local environment.

Image Credit: Hoverlink
Trend Themes
1. Rapid Transit Hovercraft Services - Opportunity for companies to create similar services in other regions with heavy traffic and limited transport options.
2. Weatherproof Transportation - Companies could develop other weatherproof transportation methods, expanding access to transportation and reducing the probability of cancellations due to weather.
3. Low-emission Transportation - There is an opportunity for companies to develop more low-emission transportation options that provide a comfortable, efficient and sustainable experience for passengers.
Industry Implications
1. Transportation - Companies in the transportation industry could develop rapid transit hovercraft services that are efficient, comfortable and provide an alternative to traditional, polluting transportation methods while giving people more options to travel.
2. Green Technology - Developing more weatherproof and low-emission transportation methods can help companies in the green technology industry to expand the availability of eco-friendly options, reduce pollution and improve public health.
3. Tourism - Integrating weatherproof and low-emission transportation options can enhance the overall tourism experience and provide new ways for tourists to explore their destinations in a sustainable, convenient and comfortable way.
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