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Environmental impact of Railbus system

By Harry Caleb

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Railbus is a mass transport system that uses small, driverless electric vehicles that run on elevated tracks.

The lightweight and flexible nature of the system enables it to be retrofitted into a broad range of environments and provide transportation that is environmentally friendly and operationally efficient.

The system offers frequent transport with less waiting, taking passengers much faster to their destination without stress.

ENVIRONMENTAL IMPACT

Railbus transportation is considered one of the most environmentally friendly modes of transportation, more especially in terms of greenhouse gas emissions.

It emits less air pollution and greenhouse gases per passenger-kilometer compared to buses or even private owned vehicles.

The environmental benefits of Railbus visibly include the fact that it lowers emissions as Railbuses are three to four times more fuel efficient than trucks on a ton-mile basis, generating a carbon footprint up to 80% less than trucks.

If just 25% of truck traffic moved at least 750 miles went by rail instead, annual fuel savings would be around 1.2 billion gallons and annual greenhouse gas emissions would fall by approximately 13.1 million tons. It is also a known fact that Railbuses also affect the enviroment as it is a strong agent of noise pollution reduction.

It does this through legal measures like speed restrictions and technological advancements in vehicle design.

Further benefits the Railbus mode of transportation has is that it direct threats to wildlife mitigation as it implements eco-friendly network development planning, strategies for monitoring wildlife behavior and populations, and improving animal deterrence systems.

However, it gives room for recycling of certain materials as part of it’s structure is made out of recycled materials.

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