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Build Operate and Transfer Projects

Travel Mobility Services Energy Efficiency and Water Conservation

The Concept a program anchored in communities with a history as hub cities, hence a reliance on connections and collaborations within and among regions, resulting in a national trading platform with economies of scale utilizing historic trade routes and state of the art products and services to the benefit of community commuters, residents and visitors.

The Objective achieve economies of scale pricing in selected communities around the US in the areas of travel, destination management, transit, 5G, energy efficiency and water conservation.

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Ways and Means a build operate and transfer project, unique to each community but connecting participating towns via customer sharing, transit programs, energy management and similar measures.

Participants a team of product and services providers who provide know-how and resources to jump-start projects in collaboration with local partners.

The BOT is established for a set duration – 18 to 24 months, renewable – with transfer to local partners, inclusive of training for local individuals, existing businesses, local government and nonprofits, where applicable.

Client Targets: US and International Vacationers, Business Travelers and Commuters

Connecting air and rail metro hubs with micropolitan communities via

Intercity Multimodal and Local Micro Transit hub and spoke services to

Leverage travel client relationships and engage local product and service providers in:

travel related value-added services    transportation   

 energy efficiency    water conservation

Creating Virtual Hotels and improving Customer Service.

A Team Tasked with Developing Deploying Managing and Marketing Systems and Tools that Benefit Your Community

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The Wabash and Erie Canal

The Wabash and Erie Canal provided traders with access from the Great Lakes to the Ohio River; 460 miles long, it was the longest canal ever built in North America. The waterway was a combination of four canals: the Miami and Erie, the original Wabash and Erie from Junction to Terre Haute, Indiana, the Cross-Cut Canal from Terre Haute to Point Commerce, and the Central Canal from Worthington to Evansville.

Wabash and Erie Canal DelphiThe Interpretive Center is an open-air village located on the banks of the canal in Delphi, Indiana. The interpretive center includes a model canal with a miniature reservoir, aqueduct, lock, and gristmill. The model canal boat General Grant shows the type of boats that carried freight on the canal during its final years of full-scale operation from the 1860s to 1874.

The Wabash & Erie Canal Association is dedicated to Indiana’s canal heritage. The center serves as a physical focus of a 2.5-mile (4.0 km) segment of the canal that has been rebuilt and reopened as a waterway and parallel towpath.

Wabash and Erie Canal Canal Park DelphiThe Story of Mobility in America

Maritime Museums in Historic Towns

Wabash and Erie Canal mapTravel along the canal was accomplished by canal freight and passenger packets. The passenger packet consisted of a series of rooms and a main saloon where meals were taken. This room was converted into a men’s dorm for sleeping. The women’s saloon was towards the back of the boat.

The Packets were Pulled by Horses and Oxen

Canal Operations began in the summer of 1843; the banks rapidly eroded, and the canal had to be constantly dredged to be operable. The right-of-way through Fort Wayne was purchased by the New York, Chicago and Lake Erie Railway which ran from Buffalo to Chicago. This allowed the railway to run straight through the heart of a major midwestern city without razing a single home. The canal right-of-way was also directly adjacent to downtown, which made the new railway quite convenient for passengers and businesses.

Canal designThe Route from Toledo on Lake Erie to Fort Wayne. From here, it follows the historic Indian portage to the Wabash River, then heads downstream to Delphi and, using several other riverways, it reaches the Ohio River.

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Winter Holiday Travel in Italy Portugal the Netherlands and Germany

Family Vacations Food and Wine Itineraries Educational Workshops Medieval Villages Nature Parks

Abruzzo is located on the Adriatic Coast, east of Rome. It is home to national parks, hilltop medieval and Renaissance towns and numerous nature reserves. The Apennine mountain chain forms much of its interior while the coastal plain has sandy beaches and dunes. more

Basilicata, also known as Lucania, is a southern Italian region bordering with Campania to the west, Apulia to the north and east, and Calabria to the south, with one coastline on the Tyrrhenian Sea between Campania and Calabria, and a longer one in the Gulf of Taranto on the Ionian Sea. more

Campania the ancient Romans called this region of Italy Campania Felix. Baia, Puteoli, Pompeii, Stabia and Capri were their favorite destinations. Then and now, Happy Campania is famed for its ancient ruins, coastal resorts and world renowned culinary traditions. A cultural and national capital for much of its nearly three-thousand-year history, Naples is home to art museums, the San Carlo opera house and a spectacular bay framed by Mt. Vesuvius, affectionately and fearfully referred to by the local inhabitants as The Monstermore

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Business and Vacation Travel Logistics and Itineraries

anchor locations hub and spoke travel transport mode selections and destinations

Business Travelers need efficient plans to meet trip objectives that may entail visiting several locations in a compressed period of time whereas family and group vacationers select destinations primarily on the basis of cultural, gastronomic, wellness and other preferences.

The Logistics of Travel are defined as:

Anchoring your stays in strategic locations along planned trip routes conveniently located to local points of interest and minimizing the number of accommodation changes; hence, fewer times packing and unpacking and lowering accommodations and transport costs, in:

Hub and Spoke Locations smaller towns, rural and urban areas with regional rail, bus, van, car and air connections strategically located within 200 or less miles of multiple larger cities and their attractions.

Sightseeing, meals and other planned events in a hub and spoke fashion, saving time and money, but also an opportunity to slow down and enjoy the places and the people you are visiting.

Mode of Transport selections are a function of number of persons, trip length as well as the time of year you are traveling. Rationalizing travel movements, ascertaining transport mode(s) availability and costs are the key to a successful trip planning.


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Getting Around Naples With the First Metro Rail System in Italy

Three Castles a Royal Palace World Class Museums 2nd Oldest University and Bank

Puteoli Rione Terra Naples Bay

Naples is best defined by the stratification of the various periods in the city’s history that can be viewed in the historic center, the oldest continuously inhabited urban community in the Western World.

The ancient city, founded by the Athenians around 450 B.C. as Neapolis, evolved through Roman and Medieval times. It includes over 250 churches, palazzi from the 13th through the 20th century and countless art treasures.

Naples Metro Toledo Station

Your Exploration starts from the Forum, then under the Gothic Church of San Lorenzo Maggiore to view the ruins of the Roman streets and the Macellum. Then on to San Gregorio Armeno, where the world famous Neapolitan Crib art are made, and Cappella Sansevero’s sculpture of the Veiled Christ.

An Underground City with ancient aqueducts, caves, catacombs, myths, legends and a modern subway system whose stations are covered with art

North of Naples the bays of Miseno, Baia and Pozzuoli were the home port of the Roman Navy, Baia’s Imperial Palace featured baths with waters of volcanic origin and the Phlegraean Fields Archeological Musem includes finds from Baia’s submerged city. In Pozzuoli, the Temple of Serapide, is famous for the cyclical sinking of its grounds and the Flavian Amphitheater was the third largest arena of the empire.

Italy's first metrorail

We have developed anchor locations from which you can best base your travel movements, mindful that you are likely to visit three to four places in a compressed period of time, typically 7 to 10 days, and experience multiple interests that range from cultural to culinary, wellness and the environment. 

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ferrovia cumana station

The Ferrovia Cumana was the first metro rail transport system in Italy. Established in 1883, it was designed to connect the center of Naples with its northern suburbs and beach resorts, including Pozzuoli, Cuma and Torregaveta, covering 20 Km. The commuter rail service became all electric in 1927 and is now part of the overall metropolitan Naples subway and commuter rail network as part of Lines 6 and 8.

Cumana stops

Ferrovia Circumflegrea opened in 1962 to cover 27 Km from Montesanto to Licola with a further extension under construction to Mondragone, the Naples North National Rail Station and the new Grazzanise airport. Cumana and Circumflegrea form a rail ring that covers 40 percent of metropolitan Naples and 60 percent of the local municipalities.

new montesanto station

The Montesanto Station was refurbished in recent years to serve the Cumana, Circumflegrea, Metro Line 2 and the Montesanto Funicolare. The new steel and glass exterior retains its original liberty style architecture. The entire metro area can be reached via this station utilizing the Napolipass, GiraNapoli and Unico Campania fare systems.

Photos and Original Italian Text courtesy of Ciro La Rosa

Experiential Tourism in Naples Italy with the Traveler as Protagonist

Montesanto electric train

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Cultural Heritage · Efficiency · Historic Towns · intercity transit · Logistics · Maritime Heritage · museums · travel plan

Lower Mississippi River Itineraries

a melting pot of cultures ethnic groups and international cuisine

The Lower Mississippi River flows downstream from Cairo, Illinois and the confluence with the Ohio River, for 1600 Kilometers – 1000 miles – to the Gulf of Mexico. It is the most heavily travelled component of this river system. Unlike on the upper rivers, there are no locks and dams on the Lower Mississippi. The river is, however, constrained by levees and dams that control flooding and secure the navigation channel for barge traffic.

MississippiA Melting Pot of Cultures, ethnic groups and international cuisine – from African to Italian to Asian. Capital-River from a mighty river and antebellum mansions to downtown with restaurants featuring soul food, authentic ethnic dishes and modern culinary delights. Pines barbecue and bakeries, cheese and cheesecakes, the tastes of this region take their influences from their Native American heritage. Hills home to William Faulkner, Tennessee Williams and Southern fiction characters, platters of fried chicken, skillets of cornbread, and delicacies such as pecan pie. Coast golf, gambling, art, architecture and great food.

Mississippi River leveesNavigation the Corps of Engineers maintains channel depth of 9 feet from St. Louis to Baton Rouge. On the lower Mississippi, from Baton Rouge to the Gulf, the navigation depth is 45 feet, allowing for container ships and cruise ships to dock at the port of New Orleans.

Nashville has been the subject of many books, movies and songs. But, while music is the lifeblood of this city, you will also find here culture, history, haute cuisine, sports, natural beauty and Southern charm.

Blues Rock ’n’ Roll BBQ Pork Capital Cotton Row and Graceland

Memphis is a city with a rich and eclectic history. Some of the city’s traditions and milestones include: Graceland, Home of Elvis Presley, the Memphis Zoo, the Indie Memphis Film Festival, Sun Studio, National Civil Rights Museum, Stax Museum of American Soul Music and Beale Street Music Festival.

french quarterNew Orleans the oldest neighborhood in the city is the French Quarter. Established by the French in 1718, the location continues to be a valuable site for trade due to its strategic position along the Mississippi River. Jackson Square, originally known as the Place d’Armes, was renamed to honor Andrew Jackson, the hero of the Battle of New Orleans. The square is flanked by historic structures such as the St. Louis Cathedral, the Presbytere and Cabildo, which house the Louisiana State Museums, and the Pontalba Apartments – the oldest apartment buildings in the United States.


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Vesuvius and the Golden Mile

Archaeological and Food Experiences

The ancient Romans called d this region of Italy Campania Felix. Then and now, Happy Campania is famed for its ancient ruins, coastal resorts and world renowned culinary traditions. Naples Bay is framed by the Vesuvius, affectionately and fearfully referred to by the local inhabitants as The Monster.

Vesuvius 79 AD Eruption and affected towns

The Golden Mile, the area between the volcano and the sea is one of the most densely populated communities in the world; it is so named for the very fertile orange, lemon and mandarin groves that can be found here as well as the mild climate, the spectacular views of the bay and 122 neoclassical and rococo’ villas that were built in the 18th Century during the Bourbon Dynasty. It was during this period that work began to unearth the ruins of Herculaneum.

Villa Campolieto

Trams and Funicolare Services the Golden Mile was also the first in Italy to be serviced by a tram service, later the first dedicated rail service and, after WWII, the first toll highway. In the 19th Century, the top of Mount Vesuvius could be reached via a funicolare service.

The Vesuvius National Park is one of the smallest but most monitored park in Italy; the Observatory, the first volcanology institute and today a museum, was established in 1841.

Villa Campolieto Frescoes

Archaeology and Culture Vesuvius, the golden mile and Pompeii are among the most visited sites today as well as historically; Wolfgang Goethe, Charles Dickens and Alexander Dumas were frequent visitors along with Neapolitan and European nobility in what has come to be known as the Grand Tour of Venice Florence Rome and Naples.


Culinary Excursions of equal interest are the many food and wine trails featuring a variety of agricultural products rich in silicon, iron, manganese and other organic substances that explain the high quality, flavor and taste of the local products, including olives, the Lacryma Christi doc wines, peppers and cherry tomatoes. Imagine the taste and quality of a locally made pizza!

Experiential Tourism

on the Vesuvius and along the Golden Mile

Naples bay and Vesuvius

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