Proposed Magplane Intermodal Interchanges

The maps above depict a Case Study of Proposed Magplane Intermodal Interchanges for Boston and Greater Washington D.C.

The ease of locating off-line stations at strategic passenger distribution systems, be it airports, freeways, subway lines, and even large regional shopping centers, enables the Magplane to distribute boardings and alightings over a wide geographic area and to minimize magport access and egress times.

This flexibility is an important operational feature of the Magplane since most commuters no longer travel from the suburbs to the downtown area. Over half of the nation's commuters reside in the suburbs and 44% of all commuters begin and end their trip in a suburb. The traditional suburb to downtown commute, now represents only 20% of the commuting market.

Like a subway system, the Magplane commuting service would offer passengers many choices of station stops. But because the Magplane service operates with single vehicles rather than coupled rail or subway cars, commuters can bypass these off-line stations until reaching their ultimate destination. Transfer stations would provide passengers with high frequency service from low density markets.

Magplane Technology allows for a very flexible means to locate stations whether during the initial construction, or after a system has been built. The technology enables urban regions to access the Magplane system in response to rising travel demand or to rapidly changing land development patterns.