South Bay’s skyTran zipping into Israel
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Israel will be the site of the world’s first public pilot project for a new type of elevated rapid-transit network.
The pilot loop is scheduled to be ready by the end of 2015. If successful, it will be followed with a commercial network in Tel Aviv. Pending the success of the pilot in Israel, projects also are planned for India and the United States.
The vehicles are expected to travel at up to 149 miles per hour.
Jerry Sanders, skyTran CEO, told Reuters, “Israelis love technology, and we don’t foresee a problem of people not wanting to use the system. Israel is a perfect test site.” He did not disclose the project’s cost. — jta
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