There are many reasons why monorails are being chosen
as the preferred mode of transportation around the world.
The Monorail Society ©, run by president Kim Pedersen, describes
these reasons in detail at
Safety – This is the most important
factor. Monorails are elevated above the street, leaving no possibility
of a traffic accident. The nature of a monorail’s design is such
that the train can not derail at any point.
Reliability – Monorails around the world carry an amazing track
record of being on time and transporting a large of amount of passengers
Speed – With zero traffic to deal
with, a monorail moves quickly and quietly overhead, bypassing rush hour
Nature’s Fury – Not that Fresno has dramatic weather changes,
but if there were: Snow? No problem. Rain? No problem. Tropical Storms?
No problem. Earthquakes? No problem. Floods? No problem.
Environment – Monorails have historically
been looking towards the future as far as power. Electrically powered,
monorail trains produce zero pollution and have long been championed by
Cost – The proposed cost per mile
for the Fresno Area Sky Train is less than light rail and has the potential
to become a profitable entity.