Shades of Skybus
so no.. I am not so naive as to join in advocating anything like this here, especially in today's uber-cost conscious environment... but you know, given one of the densest employment centers in the country in Downtown Pittsburgh, it's hard not to see it as an ideal place to operate a PRT system. Crazy? For sure, but at least certainly more useful than my favorite transit idea in town: the aerial tram from Mount Washington to the North Shore. Financially inconceivable? Either a PRT system or aerial tram would cost a small fraction of still extant Maglev. Ken, if you think maintaining bus service is expensive, have you ever seen what Maglev's operating costs were slated to be?