Allen J. Bard

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Use Pneumatic Tubes for Urban Transport

Apr 30, 2009 By Allen J. Bard

Our thinking about urban transport is stuck in the early twentieth century (buses, trams, or light-rail). How about something new? I like the idea of cars and passengers propelled by pressure and vacuum in a pneumatic tube. The propelling “engines” (pumps) and “fuel” (electricity) would not be attached to…