Municipal Transit Solutions (MTS) has developed a complete transit system using electric buses on rails for the performance of an LRT at the price of a BRT. It is a pioneering solution that combines existing transit technologies in one sophisticated system, with a construction cost of about $10M/km.
Ridership will pay for the system, costing taxpayers nothing, according to a feasibility study done by MTS, which validated positive operating revenue for a small city in upstate New York.
“It’s much more than an LRT for much less time and money,” says Steve Ostrowski, CEO of Municipal Transit Solutions Inc. “Imagine the social, economic, and environmental impacts of public transit that can be constructed quickly, while paying for itself. It’s the breakthrough needed for suburbs like Scarborough, and small cities like Hamilton.”
MTS calls it Ultra-Light Rail Transit (ULRT). Lightweight electric vehicles are sophisticated LRT’s when on rails, and agile buses when on tires, able to pass each other and traffic at will. Because the system fits most of the existing environment, it allows for fast construction.
Public transit data tells a grim story, says Ragu Nathan, P.Eng., Lead Engineer at Municipal Transit Solutions. “Communities can afford buses that nobody wants to ride, while LRT’s cost too much, stalling urgently needed transit development. Our system bridges the bus to LRT price gap with a far better and faster solution: the ULRT.”
MTS is the only company worldwide to approach transit with a solution that is neither a bus nor an LRT. The ULRT solution, from concept to financing, construction, and operation, is available now, and can be operational within 3 years.
It is not often a solution so complete addresses a problem so complex.
About Municipal Transit Solutions (MTS)
MTS is a consortium of firms specializing in the areas of technology integration, including rideshare software, engineering, infrastructure construction, financing, operation, and contract maintenance. Its mission is to accelerate the construction of public transit for faster social, environmental, and economic benefit. This is a company that thinks radical, acts practical, and is prepared to deliver complete ULRT systems to communities ready to embrace real innovation. MTS is accepting project inquiries from communities throughout North America.