Jul 27, 2014
Weekly Roundup

Weekly Roundup: Cable Car to Pyramidenkogel Tower?

A quick look at some of the things that happened this week in the world of cable cars, urban gondolas and cable propelled transit: If you’re a fan of Harry Potter, you might know that the Hogwarth’s Express has been recreated at the Orlando Universal Studios. What you might not know is that the train, is...

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May 29, 2012
Hybrids, Stoos Funicular

World’s Steepest Funicular Coming to Stoos

I love when I stumble across these kind of things . . . Over the weekend I was visiting some friends in the alpine village of Stoos – a village I’d never been to. I figured there’d be some form of cable-propelled transit system we’d need to use in order to get up the mountain and...

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Dec 08, 2009
Constantine Telepherique, Gondola, Urban Planning & Design

Telecabine de Constantine

I’m traveling today and am out of internet contact (why can’t more airlines fix that problem?), so we’re going to watch a video (like when your high school history teacher was sick with strep throat) It’s short, it’s in French, and it should inspire the transit wonk in all of you (especially starting at 0:56)....

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Nov 06, 2009
Voluntary Disclosure

Voluntary Disclosure

In the interest of honesty, let me state plainly that I have, in the past, provided planning services for the Doppelmayr/Garaventa Group, the world’s largest manufacturer of Cable-Propelled Transit (CPT) in the world.  I maintain a relationship with them to this day. Should this fact cloud your opinion of The Gondola Project or Cable-Propelled Transit?...

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