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Public disclosure of intent
Todd R DeHart 11/19/2016 Statement of Intent. Tube transportation is not a new concept and has been envisioned by many for several decades. Today, there are some ground breaking Companies with talented engineers (i.e. Hyperloop) that are actively developing and deploying tube travel technology in the field. What is new, that I am bringing to the table, is my 25+ years of controlling, supervising, and managing the Nation’s only high speed transportation system and watching the inefficiencies of modern air travel. I am conceptualizing Tube Transportation as a viable succession to the domestic commercial aviation system. This concept completely combines the benefits of high speed rail and commercial air travel into a single system that can fully replace what we currently have with countless extra benefits. My sole intention is to illustrate that already developed technologies can completely replace an existing transportation system. The current system of commercial domestic transportation by air has served the Nation well for many decades. It has many advantages and flaws. The primary advantage is speed and the main flaw is severe weather followed closely by capacity. My primary point is that if we can build a transportation system that is just as fast or even faster than aircraft and completely eliminate weather as a delay factor then we should move forward. This is a very green concept. If we build the system, then we eliminate the need to burn the jet fuel for domestic use. We eliminate the weather hazards and the delays it causes. As a bonus, capacity issues become history. At our biggest airports, we can only land 3 to 4 airplanes at a time and they are travelling at 160 miles per hour at touchdown (They need a lot of space between them). With the TTS, we can bring in 10 transports at the same time and they are arriving on the ramps at taxi speed so they can be much closer together. Personally, I am entering the end of my career as a civil servant. I feel like I can do one more thing for my Country while I am in my prime. I am not doing this for financial gain as I am compensated very well by taxpayers, thank you all. I am fully disclosing my current Federal position and compensation publicly and will shortly disclose my work and performance history as well. I am doing this because I truly feel we need to modernize our transportation systems and perhaps my work will get something started. I believe I have done just about as much as I can by myself. If the U.S. TTS is to become real, I need a great deal of help.