Once constructed, monorail systems operate completely independently of all other transportation vehicles and systems. Built in elevated configurations, monorail structures and vehicles do not come in contact with any other activity, setting, environment or structure in any conflicting manner. Monorail tracks and stations can be integral design elements, and literally built into developments, structures and all types of existing settings, natural or man made. Monorail systems, services and structures can serve as both the catalyst and key to the feasibility and long-term success of a wide variety of planned developments.
With no documented collisions, intrusions or other negative impacts on pedestrians, vehicles, activity settings or environments, monorails are the least problematic of all urban phenomena. Offering real relief to auto traffic congestion, monorail service and technology do not contribute, in any way, to further congestion or decay of urban settings. And, they offer significantly more efficient, cost effective alternatives to all other forms of mass transportation.
Employed to supplement, extend or replace existing or proposed transportation systems, monorails can be built and put into service where other modes of transportation are inadequate, or could not be established at all. This flexibility of routing and location opens greater opportunities for service and connection of residential and workplace locations previously inaccessible by mass transit.
**Direct monorail service to Angels’ Stadium, Disneyland, Los Angeles International Airport, West Los Angeles, Downtown LA, Expo light rail, LA Live-NFL stadium and cross-bay monorail linking East Bay-Oakland with San Francisco, Silicon Valley and San Jose.
**Los Angeles intersection (Griffith Park-LA River) : San Francisco-Los Angeles-San Diego High-Speed Monorail (Red)
Santa Barbara-Westlake Village-Studio City Express Monorail (Gold-West)
LA River, Warner Center-Universal Studios-Long Beach Commuter Monorail (Blue)
Rose Bowl Pasadena-Griffith Park-Downtown LA Local Commuter Monorail (Green)
LA-Burbank Airport- San Fernando Valley-Amtrak Commuter Monorail (Gold-N/S)
(Approximately 700 miles of monorail routes converging at one station location)
(Griffith Park-Autry Museum-LA Zoo Station)
Monorail links between Los Angeles International Airport, Marina del Rey, Santa Monica and Downtown Los Angeles can potentially link the diverse and complex venues by means of a common transportation mode that enhances access, efficiency and commerce throughout West Los Angeles; while the Long Beach commuter and cargo systems, Santa Clarita, LA River, US 101 and Orange County commuter monorails would extend service across the 4,200-square mile County of Los Angeles. High-speed and commuter monorails extending to Santa Barbara, San Francisco, San Diego and Las Vegas (partially visible on the horizon in red) are proposed and presented in the Monorail System Implementation section of the American Monorail website.
The Monorail System Implementation index map on the American Monorail Home Page illustrates more than 1,200 miles of local, commuter and inter-city monorail routes that form metropolitan, regional and state-wide monorail system networks that can deliver efficient monorail services in combination, or as independent monorail systems ranging from 1.3 miles in length in Downtown San Francisco to 500 miles of proposed high-speed monorail linking the cities of San Francisco, Los Angeles and San Diego. No two of American Monorail’s proposed monorail systems or routes are dependent on one another, but are uniquely complementary to other monorail systems, as well as, virtually all forms of development, settings and environments. Therefore, an American Monorail-proposed commuter monorail system across some 35 miles of West Los Angeles can be extended to link the growing northern suburb of Santa Clarita to a south coast LA International Airport monorail, potentially serving hundreds of thousands of diverse passengers per day with financially self-supporting transportation services. Additional connections to the West LA route would extend monorail services to Marina del Rey, Santa Monica, Century City and downtown Los Angeles, as well as, proposed commuter monorail routes crossing the West LA/405 Freeway route at US 101 and the Los Angeles River Commuter Express monorails in the San Fernando Valley.