Post by Nick Chu
A quick look at some of the things that happened this week in the world of cable cars, urban gondolas, and cable propelled transit:
- Lagos, Nigeria may soon be the next major metropolis to build a CPT system. Reports indicate that $500 million will be invested. Construction is scheduled to start in November this year while the entire project is slated for completion in early 2015.
- Officials in Round Rock, Texas – a city of 100,000 north of Austin – are hosting a public forum to discuss the viability of using urban gondolas as mass transit
- Several passengers were injured while riding San Francisco’s cable cars when it stopped abruptly due to a small metal object lodged in the line
- The new Ski Apache gondola was apparently vandalized by two young men aged 19 and 20, who were detained for questioning
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