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US cities turn to gondolas as a means of transport for commuters

The Portland Aerial Tram, which was built mainly to relieve crowding at Oregon Health and Science University, recently had its 10th anniversary. The tram has drawn more than two million riders last year and has spurred economic development in the area.

New York

THEY would seem more at home in Switzerland, zipping up the side of the Alps. But suddenly, American cities from Albany, New York, to Austin, Texas, are pinning their hopes on, of all things, gondolas.

The allure is not just speed. Gondolas do not contribute to greenhouse...

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