Solar Tubular Transit ( STT) replaces private automobiles with solar powered, utility owned vehicles.
Autonomous electric vehicles enter an enclosed tubular guideway, topped with solar panels.
Each mile of panels will power up to 40,000 vehicle miles per day.
The vehicles induce the air inside the guideway to flow with them at their speed, greatly reducing air resistance, a concept termed "passive pneumatic".
Within the guideway, the vehicles electromagnetically link to form short trains allowing a dual direction guideway to transport the equivalent of seven lanes of automobile expressway.
Cars in the guideway produce very little noise and no pollution.
When the autonomous electric vehicle departs from the guideway it travels on local streets to the desired destination.
The customer uses any vehicle available and relinquishes it when done.
High speed, intercity STT guideways are competitive with air and high speed rail for distances under 450 miles.
Solar Tubular Transit replaces automobiles, taxis, light rail, busses, trains, high speed rail, and short distance air travel.
(A discussion of all the design elements can be found on "Design Elements" while a discussion of each element can be quickly accessed on their individual pages.)