Post by Steven Dale
A quick look at some of the things that happened this week in the world of cable cars, urban gondolas, and cable propelled transit:
- Bolivian President Evo Morales officially signs paperwork to build the world’s largest cable transit network. To be completed by 2014, the network of 3 lines will span 10.7 km and have 11 stations - for an all-in price of $235m. For those that are counting, that’s a per kilometre cost of less than $22m. If project managers and manufacturers are able to meet that aggressive timetable, it’s going to be increasingly difficult for transit professionals to ignore this technology’s impact and future potential.
- Because cable propelled transit is environmentally-friendly, too: MyClimate.org profiles the Medellin Metrocable as their Carbon Offset Project of the Month.
- Citizens in Butte, Montana are planning to “(fight) this proposal as long as they need to” in order to prevent city officials from moving forward with a plan to connect the outskirts of the city via gondola with the Our Lady of the Rockies statue that sits atop the Continental Divide and overlooks Butte.
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