Urban Gondola to Light Rail

Calgary, Alberta is getting inventive with its transit system and considering building an urban gondola to soar high above the city and connect light rail stops.

The CBC reports:

"The gondola, similar to those used at ski resorts, could have several stops, covering three to five kilometres in a horseshoe shape, said Neil McKendrick Calgary's manager of transit planning."

Cost is one of the considerations: McKendrick says the gondola would cost less than half what building a light rail would cost.

Thanks to Steven Dale

Full Story: Gondola Service Pondered For N.W. Calgary

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