Solar Bullet LLC Makes High Speed Rail Proposal For Tucson To Phoenix Commute

Posted May 14, 2009

Solar Bullet LLC has made a proposal to build a 220MPH high speed train powered by solar energy.  The train tracks would stretch from Tucson to Phoenix.  This would make the commute happen in 30 minutes flat.  President Obama recently announced a plan for 10 potential rail corridors to have high speed trains built.

Given that the train will be between two main cities and is powered by the sun, this would reduce the need for carbon-spewing cars around the area.  Solar Bullet LLC was founded by Bill Gaither and Raymond Wright.  They also have proposals for stations that include Chandler, Maricopa, Casa Grande, Eloy, Red Rock, and Marana in Arizona.  They also have a plan for reaching Mexico City.  The train would require 110 megawatts of electricity to run and it would be generated by solar panels installed above the train tracks.  The whole project would cost $28 billion.

[via Inhabitat/AZStarNet]