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What is TTube?

TTube is an Urban Transportation System, which does not stop to drop or incorporate passengers.

How is it possible to operate an unstoppable transportation system?

That’s why you can call TTube “the invention of the Century”: the main transporter connects different points on a given route, while another mechanism or auxiliary transporter (which possesses a uniformly varied movement and is part of TTube Stations) allows passengers get on and off of the main transporter by themselves in a very easy way.

OK, this system never stops and you can get on and off the main transporter. But how you can accelerate and decelerate the auxiliary transporter?

It was the biggest challenge of this invention (and a very important part of the patented content), but we could build a very ingenious mechanism that allows a gradual speed change of the auxiliary transporter, so it will be very natural for people coming from walking speed to the speed of the main transporter or vice versa: a very original set of different sizes platforms facilitate the whole operation.

Is it safe to pass from the main transporter to the auxiliary transporter at the stations?

The auxiliary transporter at the stations is located immediately adjacent to the main (unstoppable) transporter and both run at exactly the same speed, creating an effect of relative rest among the two transporters and making it very natural to pass from one to another.

Is TTube fast? What’s its speed?

TTube is formed by a covered linear transporting floor that moves at a constant speed that is equivalent or even superior to the average speed of buses in big and middle-sized cities: 15 miles an hour. Right now you can check your car’s computer and you can confirm that the average speed of your city displacements is very close to this number. (According to Schaller Consulting, New York City transit buses traveled at an average speed of 7.5 mph in 2002. After some improvements, in 2006, the average speed of buses in NYC was 8.1 miles per hour. In the next slowest city – Chicago – it was 9.7 mph. In Boston, 10.5 mph, Washington 11.2 mph and Los Angeles 12.3 mph.).

Which kind of problems will be solved by TTube?

  • The inability of existing streets/highways to handle the increase in the number of circulating vehicles.
  • The high level of pollution.
  • The high cost of individual transportation.
  • The increase in time and fuel consumption during rush hours and traffic jams.
  • The high number of casualties and loss of resources in traffic accidents.
  • The high rate of energy consumption per passenger.
  • The elevated stress level because of transportation issues.
  • The incapacity of traditional transportation systems to perform during adverse weather conditions.

How can TTube help with the problems related to the current transportation systems?

  • By using a “continuous principle of functioning”, that reduces to zero the waiting time.
  • The current structure of the transportation systems can be utilized to implement this invention, reducing the investment costs.
  • By using electromagnetic or solar power, the level of pollution would be reduced to its minimum.
  • TTube’s operation if fully automatic and centralized.
  • The cost of transporting a passenger must be a lot lower.
  • It would reduce the current traffic jams.
  • It could be used in touristic areas.
  • TTube can transport as much as 300,000 passengers per hour in a single route.
  • Travel times could be exact, since TTube will be moving always at the same speed.

Is TTube an improvement to what already exists?

TTube bases its operation on things that already exist, but this invention radically changes the traditional principle of urban transport: stopping and getting moving again along the entire route.

How do you plan to build TTube main structures and stations?

TTube can be built on a way similar to the elevated monorail or train systems when it comes to the supporting structure and the dimensions of the access points, which opens the doors to the transformation of the existing systems. The main transporter would lay on these structures over the defined route, inside a transparent tunnel, with only the moving floor going at constant velocity. The current stations could be transformed and used as access locations. 

TTube can be built using different types of movement systems, from mechanicals to electromagnetic, according to the specific needs and budgets, without altering the main functioning principle.

Are there other applications for TTube besides the urban passenger transport?

Yes of course. It can be used to access the airports and sports complexes (helping to reduce the size of the parking lots), and in some touristic developments.