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Meneren provides a unique combination of services for the full life-cycle of a project, including PPP's:

- Project Evaluation and Due Diligence, including Market Assessments, Technical and Financial Feasibility Studies, Technology Assessments, and Risk Assessments

- Project Formation, including formation of World-Class Consortia with Technical, Financial and Operational Partners

- Project Financial Planning and Structuring, including Capital Formation, Debt and Equity Financing, Credits, Guarantees, and IFI Participation

- Project Management, including Legal and Technical Services (cost and schedule management, and start-up)

- Merger and Acquisition Support, including Due Diligence, Financial Analysis, Negotiation, and Integration Planning

Legal Disclosure

Metro Monorail

"The Eagle"

  • From two to 20 segments make up one monorail consist.
  • Each segment can come in one of two configurations:
    • Maximum Seating: 3 seats/26" aisle/2 seats. Carries 30 seated plus 17 standing for 47 passengers/segment. This gives a maximum monorail capacity of 940 passengers.
    • Maximum Capacity: 2 seats/44" aisle/2 seats. Carries 24 seated plus 30 standing for 54 passengers/segment. This gives a maximum monorail capacity of 1,080 passengers.
       
  • The monorail is able to negotiate tight curves within acceptable passenger comfort levels (20% lateral acceleration) due to short wheel base and ability to bank guideway and tilt vehicle.
  • The system can be designed to move over 30,000 passengers per hour per direction, (pphpd) at 90 second headways. This is largely a function of the monorail's superior emergency braking capability provided by pneumatic rail brakes which clamp on the rails (similar to disk brakes) and do not rely on wheel/rail traction. 
  • The system is projected to have a capacity up to 1,500,000 passenger miles per hour per direction (pmphpd) capacity due to the high 50 MPH average operating speed that is possible. This assumes that stations are 4 miles apart and every monorail stops at every station for two minutes.

16 Lane Highway for the 21st. Century

Many metropolitan areas are facing significant congestion on their highway systems, and are finding that expanding their highways is a very expensive or impractical option. Often, the problems are the need to acquire new right-of-way, the expense, and the long period of construction and accompanying disruption required to add more lanes. Adding a dual monorail system down the median of an existing highway may be the best solution, adding more capacity for less money than any other solution.

  • Adds capacity equivalent to eight highway lanes
  • Elevated, so it does not use up valuable highway space.
  • Often less expensive than widening the highway.
  • Monorails are the most popular type of transit system and they usually attract twice as many votes as any other transit system when voters are given a choice.

The high-speed monorail system offers significant advantages over its metro competition such as highway expansion, light rail, pendulum monorails, commuter rail, and small personal rapid transit systems (PRTs).

We invite you to e-mail Meneren principal, Steve Guthrie, if you would like to discuss a metro system.

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This page was updated November 25th, 2001.
This web site address: http://www.meneren.com/highspeedmonorail/index.html
Send inquiries or support issues to: mono@meneren.com
Please refer to the Legal Disclosure for important legal information.
Copyright 1999, 2000, 2001, 2004 by Meneren Corporation.

 

 

TransPort Ventures LLC, a wholly-owned subsidiary of Meneren Corporation was competitively selected by the State of Colorado to design, construct, and operate a 170 mile high-speed monorail system that will connect DIA (Denver International Airport), stop in the center of the City of Denver, and proceed up the Rocky Mountain corridor to the ski areas (including Vail), and on to the Eagle County Airport.


 

MagLift Technology has been designated a "Maglev" technology by the US Department of Transportation.  However, unlike fully levitating Maglev systems, MagLift is substantially lighter, lower cost, and can stay within highway right-of-ways.

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