MonoCab VRT Rapid Transit and the Bush:-
Just imagine the advantages (social, cultural, health, commerce
etc.) afforded to rural communities with a MonoCab VRT
service providing fast, safe, 200 km/h (120 mph), all weather access to
other nearby cities and towns having services their community lacks.
Someone living in, for example, the Longreach area, could go to
Rockhampton for the day. See their medical specialist, do some shopping, go to the beach, perhaps see
the latest movie before heading home at 9:00 pm without any concerns about hitting a kangaroo or dodging road
trains. They could even get some sleep on the way.
The freight and bulk material vehicles would also give an
efficiency boost in the receipt of supplies and transporting of produce to market.
The graph and table below show some trip time
We acknowledge the use of the RACQ (Royal Automobile Club of Queensland)
Trip Planner in the preparation of these comparisons.
Transit Speed - 200 km/h
A huge advantage for rural communities will be the harvesting of
potable water by the sails under the tracks. For each 100
mm (4") of rain, these sails will collect 800,000 litres/kilometre (281,300
gallons/mile) of potable water. This water will be of the same quality
as these residents now collect in their tanks and use every
day. These rural areas also regularly often experience heavy dew falls which would also be
The MonoCab VRT rapid transit system will flood proof the
many communities (e.g. North Queensland,) which are cut off by flood
waters for extended periods during the wet season. The MonoCab VRT
rapid transit track will be erected above flood level ensuring all weather access.
This would be of particular advantage in a medical emergency and would be a great adjunct to the Flying Doctor
service. Perhaps each community would retain a car that was fitted out as an ambulance to cater for any
Revitalising Rural Towns:-
For many years, there has been a worldwide trend for population
movement to the larger cities for their employment, educational, social and recreational opportunities and
benefits. This trend has placed a great strain on public infrastructures such as transport, water and
sewerage. It has also created a significant rise in property values in the larger centres with the result
that home ownership is now out of the reach of a great many Australian families.
The MonoCab VRT rapid transit solution will revitalise many towns
that are now slowly dying or enable the creation of new satellite cities/towns
within reasonable proximity of major centres. A 100 km (60 miles) journey to work or play will only
take 30 minutes utilising the high speed, 200km/h (120 mph) MonoCab VRT. Many commuters already now
spend much more time than this on a daily basis.
This decentralisation will enable more families to enjoy the great
Australian dream of home ownership as well as reduce the rate of property value increases in the cities.