Light Rail

Highway in the Sky

By Jason Leach
Published January 25, 2007

A Northwest US businessman met a delegation in Portland city hall to pitch his idea for a highway in the sky to ease congestion on the busy I-5 corridor between Portland and Vancouver, Washington.

His company plans to reuse old airplane fuselages and basically have airborne light rail-style vehicles zipping overhead instead of on the ground. The large frames that will be built every 1,000 feet to support the system will be outfitted with solar panels and wind turbines.

For more info, see their website. Perhaps we'll see an aerial tram coming to an escarpment crossing near you.

Jason Leach was born and raised in the Hammer and currently lives downtown with his wife and children. You can follow him on twitter.

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By quackquack (anonymous) | Posted January 25, 2007 at 08:48:39


"No, sir, that's just an aerial tram."

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