Upgraded Public Transportation

City Van, Color-Coordinated Map

The changes I am describing apply towards all “bus routes” nation-wide! I am introducing a system of vehicles to function in a specific way, and to replace the vehicle of a bus by law. My introduction is to ban the use of busses; corporate, commercial and metro use, for the following reasons:

1. The seats vibrate, making this uncomfortable for passengers.

2. Diesel fuel contributes largely to this discomfort of vibration.

3. Busses are annoying to car drivers and pedestrians because busses are so bulky on the roads and they make it severely difficult for the busses to maneuver and the cars to maneuver on the road.

My proposal is to have a “new vehicle” that is gasoline operated, to replace the obese bus in the country. This new vehicle I call the “City-van”. The strengths of this City-van are unleaded gasoline engines for a smooth chauffeured ride, individual seats, and a television located front and center, that plays for all 21 individual seats on board. The construction of these seats is the following: 7 seats on each side of the van going front to back of the van, and 7 seats down the middle of the van going front to back. An additional passenger size seat comes out of the dashboard electronically. With this construction, there are two aisles to move from when boarding and exiting the van. This van is the same width as a metro-bus and stands 7 feet from the floor to the top of the vehicle. There is one entrance and one way to exit the van, and that is at the front of the vehicle. Math has already been calculated, that extra drivers are the only criteria for an assessment of success or fail in the observation of money sense. Televisions located front and center of each van are a huge attraction for two reasons: one, people find it enjoyable to watch television, and two, commercial advertisements on television can pay the fee for extra drivers. As well, these vans would contain 7 windows down each side of the vehicle, calling attention to the fact that these vans are now replacing busses, are a government vehicle, and are the new “bus” that covers all bus routes within a county in this country. There are a series of buttons to press located on the back of each seat: each button lights up to show the volume level that the passenger desires when watching television.

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These are “heat sensitive” buttons that light up when pressed. Everyone has their own personal set of earphones to plug in. There are many persons in this country that do not take advantage of “mass-transit”, for the reasons of uncomfortable riding and body rubbing with passengers sitting next to you, as well as an inadequet system of instruction towards the type of van to take and the various routes that require you to get off somewhere and get another van to go somewhere else in particular. As well, many times a passenger is required to stand and this is uncomfortable. This lack of knowledge has been corrected by a new map to follow, and enough vans used to create a seat for everyone at all times during the day or night.

The new map has been arranged with color-coordination, as to allow the reader an easy-to-follow system of viewing, in order that intersections are well marked. The assistance of color is assigned to the map as well and matched by the color of each van. There are fifteen recognizable colors within the spectrum: blue, gray, yellow, purple, violet, green, lime, red, pink, brown, baise, orange, peach, maroon, and torquise. Each van would be painted to match the line that travels the entire route on a map. This new map is 3 foot by 3 foot notating all stops with a black dot, and all express routes with a star. The names of all streets are listed, easy to find, within a county. For New York City, each borough would have their own 3 foot by 3 foot map. There are 30 possible notations of color that match the color of a van. On each map contains a “wide line” or a “narrow line” in one of the fifteen colors. The entire van route can be followed by color notification in order that the reader can know when to get off the van and when to get on another van. On the back of the map are listed all streets in alphabetical order along with a number assigned to that street. If a tourist wants to travel to an unknown destination, they simply find the streets and intersections by number, and follow the colored route. Numbers on the front of the map are listed along the corners & far sides of the map. The reader simply finds the number on each of the 4 sides of the map, and follows it across to the other side of the map, until that street is listed. Then, they follow the entire route around by color to find their destination.

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There is also 4 other identifications that allow things to be easier for the passenger as well as disabled passengers to be accommodated. Black vans circulate within the middle of routes looking for passengers that can be picked up and dropped off to main routes. Passengers can own a device similar to the already existing “Lo-jack” device. The Lo-jack device is used to follow a vehicle around town and know exactly where that vehicle is from technology built into the vehicle that transmits this information by radar. In a similar way, there would be a small, plastic, hand-held device, that blinks when this black van is close by, telling the passenger when to go to the street and wait for this black van. All passengers when picked up at home are instructed to stand in the grass of the median in front of their home, or to a front space of their apartment complex, and wave to this black van when it is in sight. Most of the time, there are enough black vans circulating the area, that can find a boarding passenger easily without the use of this device. When on the outer routes, white colored vans are designated to pick-up and carry disabled persons in wheel chairs, and those that need assistance physically. On the inside of outer routes the van color to pick up these disabled persons, is a black and white striped van.

To speak in a general way, the advantages of accommodating new people to mass transit are large, in numbers that would find this travel to be satisfying. Some of these features are parking garages that will be constructed to house cars while these Americans work or shop for personal merchandise. Americans will park their cars and board a City-van, while having free eyes and hands for use that were previously not there. Driving themselves, Americans were tedious on the roadway and now they find that this freedom of body movement contains a great value of comfort. As well, these same Americans can view the television which will drive up the cost of these commercial advertisements for the reason of an increase to the number of views. There is a facet that contributes to the success of this enterprise, and that is that each television network bought the van off the assembly line, and that each television network has a contract with each route in a county, and that contract means that the TELEVISION STATION will not change, and is permanently assigned to that route of travel.

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Considering all of these changes in metro service within a county in the United States, my personal forecast is that due to the comfort factors involved, millions and millions of additional passengers will use this service. I want to make a special mention which would be that IF these changes were to go into operation, highways could be un-clogged which is a serious problem during rush hour in every major city in the country. Due to parking and boarding City-vans, Americans could get to work hassle-free and find extra energy to apply to their work for the rest of the day. There is a special mention that coincides with the new school system that I proposed. In order for students to make their own schedule, they would also have to find a way to “get to school” when they want to, and this City- van along with the map, could provide students free transportation along with their school identification card.

The main strength of this proposal will be for parents watching their kids go to school in the City Van. This is a corporate merger with Walt Disney company. The vision is this; all children worldwide will watch Walt Disney cartoons translated into their native tongue on the way to school every day on this Ford City Van. If this is actually the case then many City Vans will have to be constructed. This is how I see the City Van actually starting: parents want their kids to have more fun going to school. The kids will come home to their parents asking them to buy them things that they saw on advertisements. I cannot stress enough the strength of this proposal becoming law in all countries worldwide due to television networks that will pay a fraction to buy the van off the assembly line. That network will never change until that van is in the junkyard. Networks will be able to monopolize themselves to the strength of their viewers and all directions of travel will have a similar pleasure. Having something to do with your eyes and hands. If you don’t want to watch television you can always read a book or a magazine. A small van with unleaded gasoline suspension brings pleasure for so many people because the seats are quiet and don’t vibrate. All diesel buses vibrate across the board making it severely uncomfortable for all riders. A smooth ride far surpasses the bumpy roads of buses and everyone will see this enjoyment and praise Ford Motor Company.

One final mention is being made, which is that vans could be sold to the American public, with permanent television stations installed to the van, which would mean that television networks would actually sell these vans at street dealerships, and advertise. Specific deals could be offered to the buyer because of the attractiveness of the network and shows that they represent. Van dealers would sell DVD’S, T-shirts, and posters. The success would be high!!!!! The only difference to personally owned vehicles, would be that instead of 7 windows down the side of a van, there would exist 4 windows down the side of a van. This would cause the distinction between government and personally owned vehicles. There is one more feature that causes the City-van to run superior to a bus and gain mass popularity, and that is that passengers always have a seat and never stand for any reason whatsoever. This is accomplished from cushion sensors in each seat that can tell by weight, if someone is sitting down. All available seats are notified to the driver and those waiting to board, from a large LED screen used for this purpose. This screen tells how many seats are presently available. The following is a factual ratio of available seats on a current bus, compared to a van. For example, there are 35 seats on a metro bus. More seats are accomodated by 2 vans. Only 20 people can stand in the aisle on a metro bus. This number is accommodated by one more van. ALL ABOARD!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!