MonoCab VRT Rapid Transit System


Australian Government:-

In 2011 the Australian Government released a series of reports and discussion papers when calling for submissions from the public regarding the future directions of the Australian nation.

Department of Infrastructure and Transport.

 ● Our Cities - building a productive, sustainable and liveable future - 2010 Discussion Paper
 ● State of Australian cities 2010

Department of Sustainability, Environment, Water, Population and Communities.

 ● Setting up Australia for the Future
 ● Demographic Change and Liveability Panel Report
 ● Sustainable Development Panel Report.

Common themes throughout these reports and discussion papers included:-

 ● Improved public transport
 ● Reducing congestion in our cities
 ● Energy efficiency
 ● Reducing emissions
 ● Water harvesting and conservation including building alternative potable water sources

In his foreword to “Our Cities - building a productive, sustainable and liveable future - 2010 Discussion Paper”, the then Minister for Infrastructure and Planning, The Hon. Anthony Albanese wrote:-

 “The way our cities develop to accommodate growth and adapt to change will be critical to maintaining their status as some of the best cities in the world.

 This means that we need to focus on better design and management of urban systems to reduce the economic and environmental costs of current urban models. This includes providing real alternatives in transport to reduce our dependence on private motor vehicles. Greater diversity of lifestyle choices, improved accessibility and affordability, and less carbon dependent ways of living need to be considered and adopted.

 High on the Australian Government’s agenda is the need to provide jobs; better integrate land use and infrastructure planning; invest in modern public transport; protect transport, energy and communications corridors and provide buffers to significant strategic infrastructure such as ports and airports; balance greenfields and infill development, while ensuring an adequate supply of affordable housing; reduce our resource consumption but at the same time prepare for the unavoidable impacts of climate change; and secure future water, energy and food supplies. Better planned cities and better services will make a real difference to improving social equity in our communities.”

On page 8 of this report:-

 “The Bureau of Infrastructure, Transport and Regional Economics (BITRE 2007) estimates that the avoidable cost of road congestion is currently in excess of $10 billion per annum, and that this cost will continue to rise over the coming decade, reaching around $20 billion nationally by 2020 if we continue ‘business as usual’.”

On page 9 of this report:-

 “The transport challenges facing our cities are considerable and the solutions are complex and long-term, requiring more sophisticated approaches than just building more roads. People and businesses need genuine alternatives to reduce their reliance and dependence on motor vehicles.”

Also on page 9 under “Addressing the challenges”

 “...... steps towards a truly national freight transport system with an agreed national regulatory framework that will reduce transport costs and help lift productivity and safety.”

On Page 13 of this report under “Sustainability”:-

 “...... encouraging planning and development of more energy efficient, low carbon urban forms and transport systems”


“...... investing in technology and infrastructure which delivers services and goods to communities and businesses more sustainably”


 “...... improving transport options and reducing our dependence on private motor vehicles in urban areas”

On page 24 of this report under “Improving economic infrastructure”;-

 “In Australian cities, productivity is directly linked to infrastructure that supports the economy. In comparison with other countries, Australia relies heavily on its transportation sector, which accounted for 4.7% of GDP in 2007–08 (BITRE 2009), continuing a growing contribution over the past 20 years.
  Ensuring that infrastructure can adequately provide for economic growth, population growth and transport demands is a constant challenge. Freight and passenger transport between major cities is projected to double by 2025 (BITRE 2009a).”


The MonoCab VRT transport solution addresses most, if not all, of the concerns and goals raised in these reports.


During public displays of our MonoCab VRT model, we conduct a written survey (name, address and comments). We also ask respondents two questions:-

Would you like the MonoCab VRT rapid transit system in your community?

The Response:-

YES - 99.42%

We also ask them to rate the system out of 10:-

Average rating = 9.54/10

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