ArtsAutosBooksBusinessEducationEntertainmentFamilyFashionFoodGamesGenderHealthHolidaysHomeHubPagesPersonal FinancePetsPoliticsReligionSportsTechnologyTravel

In The Future, The Highway Runs On Solar Power

Updated on July 17, 2011

The Solar Powered Hydrogen Superhighway

Imagine a highway that is not over crowded, and not filled with pollution. Imagine people getting to places on time, without being stressed out and steaming mad. Imagine going places, while helping the environment at the same time. Imagine a mass transit system that can be installed throughout all major urban areas, at the lowest possible cost, with high quality and resilient materials that will be pollution free; this is the solar powered Hydrogen Superhighway.

How is this all possible?

The plan is already underway. It's being called the Interstate Traveler Project, and in 2003, it was unanimously resolved when presented to the House and Senate in Michigan.

Steel manufacturers will have a huge advantage, as over 750,000,000 tons of steel will need to be produced for this project, that will cover 54,000 miles of highway. The Superhighway cannot come soon enough, as approximately 2,160,000 people will benefit from full time jobs that are sure to come from this massive project.

How will this affect the environment?

The Hydrogen Superhighway, will actually be taking vehicles off of the road in great amounts, and will therefore greatly reduce the carbon dioxide placed in the air from daily driving. Once the project is fully operational, it is expected that the carbon dioxide within the air will be reduced by more than 60 million tons per year. This reduction will include cars, trucks, and even freight vehicles.

That's right, the Superhighway will serve multiple functions including; passenger transportation, freight transportation, medical transportation, vehicle transportation, as well as other various forms of transportation. 

How does it work?

How can a project like this become operational strictly from the use of alternative energy?

I'm glad you asked. The Superhighway rails are actually lined with solar panels that will provide all of the energy needed for; transportation, communications, security, water, and even sewer. Inside the central support beam of the maglev system, is a conduit cluster that can be used to transport any liquid and vapor based material.

Thousands of transport vehicles on the Superhighway will also be able to produce and supply hydrogen fuel and electrical energy.

The suspesion system built into the transport vehicles will enable them to adapt to G-forces on the fly, making the ride as quick and smooth as possible, while using less energy to propel the vehicle.

The Superhighway will meet all of the safety regulations, meaning that it will not be easily damaged by weather systems and natural disasters.

Is this Superhighway feasible?

See results

Other advantages

With thousands of potential transport vehicles on the Superhighway, not only will people be able to get places without much hassle, but evacuations from areas affected by natural disasters should also be much easier.

There will also be fleet services for public sporting events, as well as other public events. Medical transports will also be available, allowing people to receive quick emergency help. Some transport vehicles may also be used for business use, providing restaurant services on the Superhighway itself.

As mentioned before, transports will not only be able to transport people, but cargo and vehicles as well.

The Hydrogen Superhighway has many obvious advantages:

Creation of good full time jobs

Carbon dioxide in the air is greatly reduced

Runs on solar power

Upgrades the existing infrastructure currently in use

Quick and easy public transportation

Medical transportation

Cargo transportation

Quick evacuation possibilities

Creates hydrogen for fuel, as well as electric energy

For more information regarding this project visit:


    0 of 8192 characters used
    Post Comment

    • tyger200711 profile image


      9 years ago from Moose Jaw Saskatchewan Canada

      Cool man! Nice site. We are in the near future we will see your vision about 15-20 years in the future. My name is Felipe A Potosme. My hub page is please and thank you.

    • daveearley profile imageAUTHOR


      9 years ago from Chicago, IL

      Sorry Vladimir. I have added a link to the interstate traveler website, where sufficient evidence can be found regarding this project. Thanks for commenting.

    • Vladimir Uhri profile image

      Vladimir Uhri 

      9 years ago from HubPages, FB

      I do not see any scientific references of this.

      Thanks for informative hub.

    • daveearley profile imageAUTHOR


      9 years ago from Chicago, IL

      As far as I can tell, they may be planning to start this in Michigan, and then branch off, eventually stretching internationally, which will help our economy even more.  Thanks for the comment. 

    • eovery profile image


      9 years ago from MIddle of the Boondocks of Iowa

      This is very interesting. I like new technology.

      I wonder how this could ever be feasible to do. No mass transit system in the US that I know of is self supported. The Government usually has to subsidize it. It might be better in other countries like China and Japan to develop and do first. Especially countries that are just building their infrastructual, could skip over to the future technology and be ahead.

      I also think this may be the next generation of trains. This matches up to them closer than cars.

      Thanks for presenting this.

      Keep on Hubbing!


    This website uses cookies

    As a user in the EEA, your approval is needed on a few things. To provide a better website experience, uses cookies (and other similar technologies) and may collect, process, and share personal data. Please choose which areas of our service you consent to our doing so.

    For more information on managing or withdrawing consents and how we handle data, visit our Privacy Policy at:

    Show Details
    HubPages Device IDThis is used to identify particular browsers or devices when the access the service, and is used for security reasons.
    LoginThis is necessary to sign in to the HubPages Service.
    Google RecaptchaThis is used to prevent bots and spam. (Privacy Policy)
    AkismetThis is used to detect comment spam. (Privacy Policy)
    HubPages Google AnalyticsThis is used to provide data on traffic to our website, all personally identifyable data is anonymized. (Privacy Policy)
    HubPages Traffic PixelThis is used to collect data on traffic to articles and other pages on our site. Unless you are signed in to a HubPages account, all personally identifiable information is anonymized.
    Amazon Web ServicesThis is a cloud services platform that we used to host our service. (Privacy Policy)
    CloudflareThis is a cloud CDN service that we use to efficiently deliver files required for our service to operate such as javascript, cascading style sheets, images, and videos. (Privacy Policy)
    Google Hosted LibrariesJavascript software libraries such as jQuery are loaded at endpoints on the or domains, for performance and efficiency reasons. (Privacy Policy)
    Google Custom SearchThis is feature allows you to search the site. (Privacy Policy)
    Google MapsSome articles have Google Maps embedded in them. (Privacy Policy)
    Google ChartsThis is used to display charts and graphs on articles and the author center. (Privacy Policy)
    Google AdSense Host APIThis service allows you to sign up for or associate a Google AdSense account with HubPages, so that you can earn money from ads on your articles. No data is shared unless you engage with this feature. (Privacy Policy)
    Google YouTubeSome articles have YouTube videos embedded in them. (Privacy Policy)
    VimeoSome articles have Vimeo videos embedded in them. (Privacy Policy)
    PaypalThis is used for a registered author who enrolls in the HubPages Earnings program and requests to be paid via PayPal. No data is shared with Paypal unless you engage with this feature. (Privacy Policy)
    Facebook LoginYou can use this to streamline signing up for, or signing in to your Hubpages account. No data is shared with Facebook unless you engage with this feature. (Privacy Policy)
    MavenThis supports the Maven widget and search functionality. (Privacy Policy)
    Google AdSenseThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Google DoubleClickGoogle provides ad serving technology and runs an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Index ExchangeThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    SovrnThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Facebook AdsThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Amazon Unified Ad MarketplaceThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    AppNexusThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    OpenxThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Rubicon ProjectThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    TripleLiftThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Say MediaWe partner with Say Media to deliver ad campaigns on our sites. (Privacy Policy)
    Remarketing PixelsWe may use remarketing pixels from advertising networks such as Google AdWords, Bing Ads, and Facebook in order to advertise the HubPages Service to people that have visited our sites.
    Conversion Tracking PixelsWe may use conversion tracking pixels from advertising networks such as Google AdWords, Bing Ads, and Facebook in order to identify when an advertisement has successfully resulted in the desired action, such as signing up for the HubPages Service or publishing an article on the HubPages Service.
    Author Google AnalyticsThis is used to provide traffic data and reports to the authors of articles on the HubPages Service. (Privacy Policy)
    ComscoreComScore is a media measurement and analytics company providing marketing data and analytics to enterprises, media and advertising agencies, and publishers. Non-consent will result in ComScore only processing obfuscated personal data. (Privacy Policy)
    Amazon Tracking PixelSome articles display amazon products as part of the Amazon Affiliate program, this pixel provides traffic statistics for those products (Privacy Policy)