Texas city council weighs airborne transportation

The Round Rock, Texas, City Council is considering building a public-transit system of airborne gondolas. The European-inspired cable car network is estimated to cost significantly less per mile to install than an urban rail system and could be linked to other forms of transportation, such as bike and car sharing. In a city of more than 100,000 residents without public-transportation infrastructure, gondolas appear "an opportunity to think outside the box," Transportation Director Gary Hudder said.

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