Looks like Lyle Lanley has been visiting Tauranga

You know a town with money is a little like the mule with a spinning wheel, no one knows how he got it and danged if he knows how to use it.

Seems Tauranga is looking at joining monorail club along with Brockway, Ogdenville and North Haverbrook:

A $560 million rapid transport system called SkyCabs has been mooted as the answer to Tauranga’s increasingly congested roads.

”It would be iconic for Tauranga to have something like this,” the council’s transport committee chairman Rick Curach said.

He was responding to a presentation yesterday by SkyCabs designer and Auckland architect Hugh Chapman who said the system would halve the travelling time of cars and buses at peak times.

”It is a system that could really change transport patterns.”

Tauranga could become the first city in the world to introduce the patented system that differed from traditional monorail systems by having driverless cabs hanging underneath rather than sitting above a beam raised eight to 10 metres above city footpaths.

Councillor Curach promised Chapman that the committee would offer feedback on SkyCabs once it had discussed the concept at a later date.

”We will be in touch.”

I suppose they will be offering “cushy jobs”, and it will put Tauranga on the map.

What a bunch of muppets.


-NZ Herald