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Safety and service issues are addressed by the use of an independently powered utility support vehicles that can rescue stranded passengers or haul service personnel and supplies for utility duct work or bogey field repairs.

Elevated systems have many advantages while the disadvantages are greatly reduced with this design.

Low environmental impact combines with greatly reduced right-of-way acquisition cost and minimized construction disruption to offer a system  that can be built quickly without unnecessary intrusion into the lives of citizens.

The illustration below and on the left has the ACR corridor combined with a riparian park system. This is one of the methods to take advantage of the elevated systems quiet and environmentally friendly design.

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.


Creating a low visual impact profile against the skyline is  one benefit of the side-mounted rail.

Integration of a bogey-mounted active noise cancellation system will make their movement whisper quiet.

In environmentaly sensitive ares the elevated and side-mountedtransit units are safer for both land and airborne animals, while noise suppression technology reduces the auditory disturbance.

Electric power from the beam integrated rail can be used to charge the batteries of the specially built buses.

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Estimated costs of construction:
46.5 Billion Dollars US

    Space Harbor

      20 Billion $US

    Corridor to Sea

      8 Billion $US

    Puerto Penasco EDD

      10 Billion $US

    Cortez Coastal Carriers

      2.5 Billion US


      6 Billion US


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