Imagineering America’s Transportation Systems

Wayne Davis, Industrial and Enterprise Systems Engineering, UIUC

America’s transportation networks are inadequate and outmoded. Moreover, emerging economic, social and environmental concerns associated with their operation have further depreciated its future viability. The situation is further exasperated by an ever-increasing demand for traditional services and an evolving need for new services. This presentation proposes a new vehicular transportation systems which interfaces and enhances our existing transportation systems. It also provides the infrastructure for installing a new power grid, capturing and storing renewable energy, and transitioning from fossil fuels to hydrogen. By exploiting the discovered symbiotic relationships, the proposed system should yield enormous implementing and operating savings while providing capabilities that might never be realized if singular transportation needs are addressed on an individual basis.