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May 17, 2019
Media & Blogs, Uncategorized

Gondola Project To Be Featured on CBS News

A couple of weeks ago Gondola Project founder, Steven Dale was flown by CBS News to Mexico City to explore and comment on that city’s Mexicable cable-propelled transit system and discuss the current state of cable car technology. That interview and segment will air as a part of CBS News’ primetime special NO EXIT! tonight...

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Mar 12, 2017
Education, History, Media & Blogs, Research & Development, Thoughts

Reaction: Cable Cars Are Changing the World

It’s no secret that with the rise of the 24-hour news cycle and the collapse of advertising revenues, journalistic standards and intellectual rigour have been on the decline across the publishing spectrum. As such, when journalist Duncan Geere of How We Get to Next requested an interview of me on the subject of urban cable...

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Feb 17, 2016
Media & Blogs

No, We Are Not Cable Car Evangelists

So apparently as of today I’m an evangelist. Hallelujah. According to a recent article in the Hamilton Spectator I am now both a “cable car evangelist” and a “North American evangelist for gondola systems.” A little over the top, no? And categorically untrue. The thing about evangelists is that they seek to establish their faith...

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Jul 01, 2015
Media & Blogs, Thoughts

Gulmarg Ticket Scam: An Expensive and Cautionary Lesson

A huge system of rip-offs was recently exposed in the Jammu and Kashmir Cable Car Corporation. This sophisticated and carefully organized scam sold cheaper, fake tickets to the public for the Gulmarg Gondola, one of Asia’s most scenic cable cars. The tickets looked so genuine that, according to the news story, management believes the scam...

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Jan 05, 2015
Media & Blogs, Updates

New Year, New Gondola Project

Back in November, the Gondola Project celebrated its fifth anniversary (!) by expanding its staff to include an Editor-in-Chief — namely, me.  Over the course of its 1,892-day existence (so far), the creators of this site have been working tirelessly to provide readers with an informed yet accessible overview of all the cable-propelled transit developments...

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Dec 09, 2014
Just For Fun, Media & Blogs, Thoughts

5 breathtaking gondola rides that should have made the Daily Mail’s list

Back in October, the Daily Mail posted their list of the most breathtaking gondola rides in the world. The inventory of cable car systems, which included Sugarloaf Mountain in Rio de Janeiro, Teleferico de Merida in Venezuela, and the rotating Palm Springs Aerial Tramway in California, is impressive, if a little bit obvious. So we...

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Jun 26, 2013
Analysis, Media & Blogs

Assessing User Experience on Urban Cable Cars via Social Networking (Yelp, Tripadvisor)

For many of us, we use social media and online review sites to make everyday life decisions. Websites such as Yelp or TripAdvisor can be great resources that help indecisive people, like myself, decide whether or not a restaurant deserves my Friday night patronage. My personal experiences with crowd-sourcing websites has generally been quite positive...

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Feb 19, 2013
Media & Blogs

Skyscraper 2050 – With Cable Cars

This vision of what a skyscraper in 2050 might look like comes from the well-known architectural firm, Arup. Notice anything interesting . . ? Read the full story (including a sizeable commentary on cable cars and gondolas) here.

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May 23, 2012
Media & Blogs

Toronto Star Profiles Toronto’s “Only Cable-Propelled Transit”

Yesterday, the Toronto Star profiled Toronto’s “only cable-propelled transit” system – Pearson Airport’s Link APM cable car connector. It’s a good article and worth taking a look at, especially as they discuss how an upcoming rail connection to downtown Toronto will integrate with the existing system. Apparently the rail line will arrive “on a rail spur...

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Mar 12, 2012
Media & Blogs

Over The Top: The Gondola Project in The National Post

On Saturday one of Canada’s two national newspapers, The National Post, printed and posted an article by reporter Tristin Hopper. The article, entitled Over the top: Transit planners look to gondolas to put an end to urban gridlock, is a refreshingly exhaustive look at the technology and how we got to where we are now. You can...

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