Last week, Winona learned of a plan by city leaders to court public funds and private investors in a collaborative effort to develop a model for personal rapid transit systems.
They’ve been dubbed “space pods,” because drawings of such a system depict streamlined bubbles on tracks that pass by not-too-distant-future type buildings.
For a moment, though, let’s pause on that thought — just drawings.
We only really have drawings of PRTs — and there’s a reason for that.
As Winona begins to explore and advocate for a $25 million model, which will not really serve the area’s own transit needs, there has never been a successful PRT system launched.
One system is slated for London’s Heathrow Airport, but right now, it’s still not functional.
Good editorial, read the whole thing.