Plano is considering using high-tech gondolas, a unique aerial transit system designed to ease congestion. The Regional Transportation Council is accepting applications from cities, according to a WFAA article which reports,
“One North Texas city will have a crack at a unique mode of transportation. The high-tech aerial transit system could prove useful in an increasingly congested North Texas region.
Swyft Cities advertises itself as a place that designs and builds “20th century gondolas with 21st century technology.”
The city of Plano is flirting with the idea of the high-tech gondolas. The Regional Transportation Council (RTC) is taking applications from cities.”
Plano City Councilman Ricciardelli expressed interest in Swyft Cities, stating that the aerial transit system could alleviate traffic in the city, according to a Local Profile article. They say,
“Plano is the first city to apply for the implementation of Swyft Cities.
“It’s a great deal to get in on the front end of something that, if it does work out, could really help traffic in the city,” place 2 Councilman Anthony Ricciardelli said at a city council meeting.“
Swyft Cities’ gondolas could transport up to six people, including those in wheelchairs. Cities can apply for the CERTT program until April 10.