The Charge of the Ultra-Light Brigade
CyberTran is the fastest, most convenient public transit you’ve never heard of
What if there was a public transit system one-tenth the price of conventional light rail, available 24 hours a day within minutes, suitable for both urban centers and suburbs, safe and comfortable, and most important, faster than auto commuting? Think you’d prefer it over that stinky city bus? Meet CyberTran, an automated, driverless ultra-light rail system being developed in California. It could spark a virtuous cycle of demand that draws people out of their cars, says Gar Lipow. He investigates the details in Gristmill.