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Jun 13, 2012
Funifor, Roosevelt Island Tram

Roosevelt Island Tram – From a Tourist Perspective

So this weekend, I made a trip down to New York City to take in some of the sights and sounds of the Big Apple. Being a natural transit nerd, I decided to make a side trip to Roosevelt Island (aka the Little Apple) to ride the Roosevelt Island Tram (RIT). Much to the chagrin of the...

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Jul 10, 2010
Aerial Trams, Blogs & Other Sites, Funifor, Gondola, Research Issues, Roosevelt Island Tram

Aerial Trams vs. Gondolas

I recently spoke with a cable engineer who thought it completely absurd that people use Aerial Tram statistics to negate the feasibility of Urban Gondolas. When I told him such confusion was the norm rather than the exception, he became flustered. He simply couldn’t accept that people make that mistake. They’re two completely different performance packages!...

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Jun 26, 2010
Funifor, Technologies

Aerial Technologies, Lesson 8: Funifor

The last aerial cable technology worth mentioning is the Funifor. Like the 3S, Funifors are very rare beasts. Only around a half dozen exist, and are all located in northern Italy (for whatever strange reason). In essence, the Funifor is nothing more than a fusion of a Funitel and an Aerial Tram. It’s dual grip...

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