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Supervisor Ron Roberts On The Continued Push For Gondolas In San Diego

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Supervisor Ron Roberts On The Continued Push For Aerial Gondolas


Ron Roberts, San Diego County Supervisor


If you use public transportation in San Diego you might take the bus or a trolley.

But in some cases, there could be a better way to go such as a to ride through the sky on an enclosed gondola.

They are also called skyways, by some supporters, and they're used around the world for transportation and as ski lifts.

In fact, the San Diego Zoo and SeaWorld already use gondolas to transport people across the parks. But some people argue that for short distances, they're a public transit platform that's cost-effective and a great way to get around obstacles.

The greatest local booster of building transit gondolas has been Ron Roberts, a county supervisor and chairman of the San Diego Association of Governments.

KPBS editor Tom Fudge spoke with Roberts about gondolas and their possible future in San Diego.


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