by Bob Griffin, Publisher (scroll to page 18)
For those that would like to park their car and ride an overhead shuttle from the beach to the Mainland—a five-minute ride – it might just happen. There is a serious proposal to install a multi-million dollar SkyTran™ from the mainland of Clearwater to the area around Pier 60 and The Marina.
Since traffic and parking are two of the beach’s biggest problems, City Officials are reviewing the proA SkyTran™ is similar to a monorail, like those you see at Disney World. The proposal calls for enclosed pods that can carry up to four people and are capable of speeds higher than 60 miles per hour. Each pod runs point to point and only stops at the rider’s destination for . It would be handicapped accessible. An app is already developed allowing riders to make a reservation from a smartphone...
SkyTran came closer to deploying its novel autonomous gondola-type system in Clearwater Florida. Last month, the city council heard a presentation by private citizen Tom Nocera for a proposal dubbed “BeachTran"...
June 28, 2016
City officials are also now entertaining proposals for an aerial cable car gondola system and a fledgling magnetic levitation system called SkyTran.
Beyond one-way pairs, Bertels said there is nothing else that can be done to existing infrastructure. The City Council is expected to vote on the one-way pairs at its regular meeting Aug. 4, and Bertels said the reality is clear:
"There's really nothing else you can do," Bertels said. "You can't build roads. You can't widen what's out there. There's not enough room to do anything else. There are no other solutions other than maybe putting people in aerial vehicles or something."
Tampa Bay Newspapers May 12, 2016
Tom Nocera appeared before the Clearwater City Council on May 5 to present his plan to alleviate traffic congestion to and from Clearwater ...
Tampabay.com (blog) May 5, 2016
“It's going to be revolutionary in regards to this form of transportation,” Nocera said in his presentation to the Clearwater City Council. “It's the future of public transportation" ...
Tampabay.com May 26, 2016
Nocera has pitched a plan to the Clearwater City Council to install a futuristic skyTran system employing high-speed, elevated cars moving ...
Tampa Bay Newspapers May 19, 2016
The request comes at the heels of a presentation by Clearwater resident Thomas Nocera, who is urging the city to consider his plan, which he ...
Tampabay.com May 13, 2016
CLEARWATER — A pitch by a local advocate trying to interest City Hall in ... church representatives, Nocera said they offered the Fort Harrison.