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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.

More skyTran moves in Israel, Mexico, Texas includes system near Egypt border. 4-4-2019

Pact with Dubai RTA 6-9-2019


John Cole interviewed by Entrepreneur India, plans with Mukesh Ambani, chairman of Reliance. 3-19-2019

(India) Reliance buys 12.7% stake in skyTran 10-18-2018

"PRT as feeder to rail station. (Israel) 9-24-2018

"Futuristic solution." (Clearwater, FL) 4-3-2018

Abu Dhabi: skyTran connecting theme parks beginning 2020 (ZAWYA) 2-7-2018

West Ashley Revitalization Commissioner pushed group to consider a transit technology he invested in 8-8-2017

Jobs, high-tech transportation focus in Detroit: skyTran is favored by Detroit mayoral candidate Coleman Young II. 7-10-2017

• Primary: Young advances, but incumbent Mike Duggan leads by wide margin. 8-8-2017

Personal Rapid Covfefe: Hours after backing Paris Accord pullout, BeachTran founder announces MOU for nonpolluting electric maglev transit. 6-2-2017

BeachTran plans to use skyTran 4-3-2018

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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


Going Clearwater: "Scientology's Fort Harrison hotel hosts mass transit pitch" 5-13-2016 Note to skyTran: Isn't PRT already controversial enough?

skyTran secures $30 mil financing 4-26-2016

This is the skyTran demonstration system on the IAI campus at Ben Gurion airport, billed as the "ugly duckling." 4-21-2016

The guideway is inside a cage testbed. skyTran says a 'look-like' version (i.e. elevated on pylons) is now under construction. skyTran photo


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..."

SkyTran "will soon be reality" (Fortune) 11-24-2015

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"


Framework to serve as guideway testbed, guideway covers in foreground (Washington Post/skyTran)

drive unit wheels for low speed and at rest (Washington Post/skyTran)

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