Azora Community Rail
The ACR proposal offers a number of advantages for transportation planning. A single beam provides bi-directional transit as well as a utility duct for power and communications.
In a concept derived from the Owen Transportation Group, Inc. system, Electric motor-driven bogeys with swing-lift forks that use steel wheels to ride on the side of the beam enables a flexible system that can be adapted to haul dedicated passenger cabins and freight containers into urban terminals or transport electric wheeled vehicles to suburban transit stations.
Additionally, the use of the independent bogies enables the movement of these key transit units in an unloaded condition, allowing them to be trasferred betweeen locations with a minimum of cost and inconvenience.
The ability to move freight containers betwen urban terminals can offer an additional utility for the system during the low use times.