TRUCKEE (CBS13) — The recent Sierra snowfall has skiers heading for the mountains, and all that expected traffic can create major back-ups in cities like Truckee.
Now there’s a creative idea to ease traffic with a so-called “subway in the sky.”READ MORE: 'We Have To Be Realistic': California Budget Won't Cover Out-of-state Abortion Travel
Ernie Dambach is part of a group pushing for the new public transportation system. 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.”
The aerial tram would link the city of Truckee with surrounding ski resorts. There are 25 within a 10-mile radius of the city.READ MORE: Firefighters Battling 510-Acre Rice Fire In Nevada County; Some Evacuation Orders Issued
Advocates say it would be another attraction for tourists that would also locals to avoid traffic and parking problems.
“That’s doable,” Truckee resident Sean Burwell said. “I don’t know, it might take a while to build, but that would be pretty sweet.”
A mass transit alternative, for a ski town with traffic trouble. One day you may be able to get a lift up, to go downtown.MORE NEWS: 'It's Common Sense, Mostly': Eyes On Illegal Fireworks Use As Sacramento Vendors, Fire Agencies Prepare For 4th Of July Weekend
“We would all wish that we could have that view, that vista as our daily commute,” Dambach said.