While Clearwater, Florida is blessed with a beautiful, world-class beach, its popularity brings a frustrating curse: too much traffic - too many cars and too many buses!
Ending the Curse of Too Much Beach Traffic
Our mission is to end the curse by using the kind of ingenuity Americans developed to take men safely to the moon and back! On May 5, 2016 we proposed to our city council the smart way to greatly reduce beach traffic perhaps through what is called a Public Private Partnership to build a new, 21st century aerial transit system. It would become the smartest, fastest and most fun way to get to the beach.
WHEN? WHAT? & WHY?
BeachTran would like to break ground before the end of 2018* the most technologically advanced and cost-effective solution to our already serious and still growing** beach traffic problem.
*Our timeframe to groundbreaking hinges on the results of a number of engineering studies, obtaining right of ways, as well as obtaining state certification of our vendor's system.
**Traffic continues to grow due to the increasing global popularity of Clearwater Beach and the number of new hotels and restaurants now being built to accommodate visitors.
Imagine soaring swiftly above the slow-moving traffic. Imagine enjoying a unique "pelican's eye view" of Clearwater Harbor while on your way to Big Pier 60.
Aerial Personal Rapid Transit (APRT) is FAST! It will only take a few minutes to reach the beach in comfort with your friends or family. It's safe. It's green. It's quiet. It's ADA compliant. It's powered by the sun so BeachTran will be economical to operate. It's the "smart solution".
BeachTran will give riders of all ages a Disney-like, fun experience. Our riders will arrive and head home happy.
SO MANY BENEFITS!
Imagine no longer driving around searching for a place to park! No longer having to navigate the busy traffic circle! No need to trek over the hot pavement or having to cross busy streets to reach our beach!
Imagine an end to all the frustration triggered by creeping bumper-to-bumper across bridges or being stuck on streets jammed with first time tourists and all the students coming here on spring break. No more worries about parking tickets or paying for beach parking.
Parking fees saved will pay for your round trip on BeachTran.
Frequent riders will save even more by purchasing a weekly, monthly or annual pass with our proprietary smartphone app.
(Local residents, our veterans, our seniors, students and beach employees will be eligible for discounted passes.)
WHO'S SUPPLYING THE TECHNOLOGY?
skyTran, Inc. is our favored vendor. They're a NASA Space Act Company who have developed a safe, smart, green and economical form of aerial transit utilizing passive MagLev technology. As one of the first cities in the world to implement one of skyTran's direct, point-to-point overhead systems, Clearwater's residents and visitors may soon enjoy the smartest, fastest and most fun way to get to one of America's best beaches.
Introducing Florida to this sustainable 21st Century rapid transit technology is the necessary and important initial mission of BeachTran USA, LLC.
Becoming the first owner - operator in Florida is next!
And, yes, we're planning to expand service by developing a network of routes for this exciting new mode of transit.