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May 10, 2024
Weekly Roundup

Weekly Roundup: Tourist-Minded Aerial Transit Approved for Samar Island

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  • Cable cars approved to fly over forest on Samar Island in the Philippines. The Samar Island Partnership for Peace and Development (SIPPAD) passed a resolution endorsing the idea of connecting Hinabangan, Samar and Sulat, Eastern Samar by an aerial cable car. The cable car would provide transportation for travelers going to Eastern Samar who frequently get stuck when there are landslides, which would add 6 hours to their travel time.
  • Doppelmayr enters into contract for the Penang Hill cable car project in Malaysia. The signing ceremony occurred in Austria at Doppelmayr’s headquarters. The new cable car would be another iconic tourist attraction in the area. It is also anticipated to solve many of the issues with the existing funicular and the Penang Botanic Gardens area. Groundbreaking for the project is expected to occur in June.
  • Cannon Mountain Aerial Tramway looking for new plan in Franconia Notch State Park in New Hampshire. The state had previously received only one bid for the project that exceeded the budget and was rejected. The current 44-year-old system draws over 100,000 visitors and generates $1.8 million in revenue annually. While the state would prefer to replace the existing system with another tramway, they are also open to considering a gondola alternative.

Image credits to © Vyacheslav Argenberg, (CC BY 4.0 DEED) via Wikimedia Commons.


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