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It is only slightly hyperbolic to say that skyTran is a passive maglev system based on a 1990s cocktail napkin by Doug Malewicki, and now 20-something years later it might actually be happening.

India: NITI agency creates demonstration opportunity for 3 pod companies, if they choose to spend the money. 1-31-2017

• Report: skyTran is In 2-6-2017

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Going Clearwater: "Scientology's Fort Harrison hotel hosts mass transit pitch" 5-13-2016 Note to skyTran: Isn't PRT already controversial enough?
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skyTran secures $30 mil financing 4-26-2016
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This is the skyTran demonstration system on the IAI campus at Ben Gurion airport, billed as the "ugly duckling." 4-21-2016
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The guideway is inside a cage testbed. skyTran says a 'look-like' version (i.e. elevated on pylons) is now under construction. skyTran photo

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Editor's Blog: Back And Forth With skyTran 1-26-2016
"One of the things we miss about the old days of covering personal rapid transit is the way everything used to be out in the open..."
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SkyTran "will soon be reality" (Fortune) 11-24-2015
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First photos (ever) of physical skyTran components (Washington Post) 10-27-2015
"Sanders said that the system is the best fit for any sprawling city that lacks a subway"

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Framework to serve as guideway testbed, guideway covers in foreground (Washington Post/skyTran)
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drive unit wheels for low speed and at rest (Washington Post/skyTran)


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