To help resolve this ever growing issue, Ernie Dambach is part of a group with a novel concept to ease traffic by introducing a new public transportation system, called “subway in the sky.” It’s a proposed massive air gondola that would move people from Truckee to ski resorts without using roads.
“In the cities, we’re used to underground subways,” Dambach said. “We all know what those views are, but a subway in the sky is something that really offers grand vistas, offers a way to get people moved from place to place. We would all wish that we could have that view, that vista as our daily commute.”
The aerial tram would link the city of Truckee to the 25 ski resorts within a ten-mile radius of the city. Supporters claim it would also be another attraction for tourists that would allow locals to avoid traffic and parking problems.
“I don’t know, it might take a while to build, but that would be pretty sweet.” Truckee resident Sean Burwell said.