This new 3 in 1 system operates on a platform built above the surface and constructed over routes from coast to coast and border to border. It is a safe, economical and environmentally friendly system that transports energy, communication, and people over a True National Transportation Grid.
Renewable & Traditional Energy Sources would be carried on A.N.T.S.
Fast, Safe, High Speed Transportation above ground: no railroad crossings!
Communication Cables, Lines, Fiber Optics would be carried on A.N.T.S.
Energy, People, and Communications are transported (above the surface) on connected routes all over America.
Just the initial 5 national routes(many more would be required): directly creates 2.0* Million JOBS in planning, designing, engineering, materials, manufacturing, and construction. Jobs in all skill levels! High School, Trade School, and College Graduates will be needed for decades. The ripple effect from this will create millions of additional indirect jobs in industries supported by these new workers alone. This will establish a connected grid all across America. See the maps in the book for a look at the initial and entire route structure that creates the A.N.T.S. Transportation Grid. Once the initial routes are underway start five more and millions of additional workers are needed, not to mention the thousands of jobs needed within these states to link their existing and new infrastructure to the A.N.T.S. grid. Note: existing carriers like AMTRAK could operate on the A.N.T.S. platform using modern high speed rail equipment or continue using their current equipment and operations. The operators using the A.N.T.S. platform would compete for passengers in the same manner that airline carriers like Southwest, Jet Blue, United and others compete for passengers business. In fact there could be instances where transportation companies might operate both air and rail passenger operations. Think about it?
*Additional information on the calculations for this estimate are available in the A.N.T.S. Book.
A.N.T.S. establishes a new transportation grid that operates just above the surface. This makes it safer than other systems. This design is environmentally friendly with a smaller footprint. It even addresses agricultural concerns as it does not segregate farm and ranch lands; it goes over these issues. The energy and communication cables are contained inside and under the structure which makes it more appealing than the high tower transmission system shown (above). From a distance the platform resembles a highway overpass. There will be many more jobs within each state to build and operate Passenger, Energy, and Communication Centers that are part of the A.N.T.S. transportation grid.
Think about it?
What is the American National Transportation system all about? Jobs, Opportunity, Economics
Jobs: The A.N.T.S. project will create millions of jobs in the private sector and even some in the public area. It can eliminate or at minimum greatly reduce the unemployment problem in America. Our country needs to come together in more ways than one, and A.N.T.S. can help us do this.
Opportunity: A.N.T.S. will provide the missing link to our national transportation system; high speed ground transportation. Other developed countries have it, but we do not. Note: Current high speed rail design in the United States is limited to high population areas, primarily along our countries coasts, or between selected cities, and guess what, we are all paying for these systems. Additionally, they are slower and less safe because in many cases they use existing tracks and operate at the ground level. A.N.T.S. operates above the surface and will not encounter road crossings or obstacles on the tracks. It is environmentally friendly too. Access to this transportation system should be available to every state on the continent.
Economics: A national integrated high speed ground transportation system is needed in this country for many of the same reasons the interstate highway system was developed. It is way overdue! A.N.T.S. will reinvigorate the manufacturing industry all across our nation and help businesses of all sizes to grow and that means jobs. It will bring competition to other transportation systems too and that is good for the consumer and business. Additionally, the other components to the system; energy and communication, provide their own unique benefits and values. This system enhances the national security of our country. Together, it is one powerful system.