Greenville wants to build elevated rapid transit system
At first it sounds implausible, and it just may be, but a Greenville County-affiliated board has asked for bids to build a personal rapid transit system filled with tiny, futuristic-looking electric podcars on an elevated line that could stretch across 20 miles to connect high-traffic locations in Greenville. At least two Greenville County councilmen believe it’s going to happen. And soon. Four companies said they plan to file a proposal to design, build and privately finance the system, which, if built, would become one of five in use in the world. The immediate plan would likely cost north of $50 million to build a 4.2-mile line off Laurens Road from Verdae Boulevard to East Washington Street.
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