Thanks over to our friends at Inhabitat for alerting me of this story. The Interstate Traveler Company is developing a solar-hydrogen powered MagLev (magnetic levitation) rail system that will mean zero emissions for public transportation.
The idea is to built this MagLev railway system “along the right of way of the US Interstate Highway Systems” where minimal new infrastructure will need to be created. The solar and hydrogen powered MagLev light rail system will also provide maximum ease of access to those who live near major highways.
Besides moving people around by light rail, the Interstate Traveler Company also intends to build the needed infrastructure to move potable water, liquid waste, electricity, hydrogen, oxygen and fiber optics as well. This will provide both the company and municipalities who buy the system an added revenue stream.
The MagLev light rail system is based upon the TCP / IP protocol common for moving packets of information around on the Internet. The railway system will treat each car, kilogram of hydrogen, gallon of water, or kilowatt of electricity as a packet to be moved and tracked along the system.