What about handicapped people, can they travel on the system?
NowaitTransport vehicles are designed to accommodate wheel chairs with considerably easier access than current buses, trams and metro cars. Station attendants can also be instructed to assist other mobility impaired passengers to board and disembark the system according to the requirements of the relevant organizations.
Can the system really run 24 hours per day, year in and year out?
Yes, it can since it is designed to be maintained during operation. This principle eliminates the need for night storage sheds for the vehicles and the conventional maintenance shops, which in turn saves money for land and construction cost. One key technology is being able to replace the worn wheels in 20 seconds. The other principle feature is not to have any other wear parts mounted in the vehicle.
Isn’t the noise from having a tube elevated through the city a real problem?
The NowaitTransport vehicles are very light compared to normal trains and we have special rails which do not generate normal noise levels. Also, the tube enclosure makes it possible to do noise insulation to required levels, and better. Actually, installing a NowaitTransport system should reduce current noise levels in the streets.
How can you arrange a zero emission transport?
The surface area for solar panels on top of the tube is sufficient to power both the vehicles and the air conditioning of the tube in most places of the world. The surplus power generated by the solar panels during the day is fed back into the electric grid and then used during the night.
Isn’t it a waste to run the system with full capacity also during off-peak hours?
Since we have no drivers, the cost for running the vehicles is quite small compared to other expenses. However, by running continuously we provide a good service with ample room in the vehicles during the off-peak hours and more importantly, we have no waiting times at all during the entire day and night. This should be compared with subway poor time tables during late evening and nights.