**General assumptions:**

The cost of a RUF bidirectional rail is $7 million/mile

The cost of a RUF station with extended facilities is $7 million

The initial cost of a RUF is $15,000 each, in series exceeding 100,000 units

The initial cost of a MAXI-RUF equipped with a hybrid motor is $45,000

Distances between stations average 3 miles

A parking rail which can accommodate 6 public RUFs costs $50,000

Speed during switching is 20 mph.

Range on roads is at least 30 miles

Top speed is 95 mph on rail and 50 mph on road.

**Special conditions regarding Los
Angeles:**

The length of the rail network is 625 miles of bidirectional rail.

The selected part of L.A. is divided into approx. 100 districts of 3 x 3 miles.

A typical commuter trip is 12 miles. Other trips average 10 miles.

Rush-hours are estimated to have a three-hour duration (6 hours daily).

One year is calculated as 330 working days plus 35 days with 50% traffic.

24 hours of typical traffic is equivalent to 12 hours of rush hour traffic.