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Published: Monday, Nov. 8 2010 5:34 p.m. MST

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CARL
South Salt Lake, UT

I envisions a cog-rail train like Pike Peak railroad. It can be used year round like they did at Colorado Springs.

milhouse
Atlanta, GA

I'm a civil engineer, and I've looked at the canyons transportation needs reports pretty extensively.

Cog rail would be too slow; the route we're talking about is five times longer than the C. Springs route. Light Rail would never pass an E.I.S. because its footprint is too wide. Buses won't solve the pollution or traffic congestion issues.

The best solution, and I'm sort of embarrassed to say this, is actually monorail. It can be built on pillars above the streams (low impact), will run faster than a cog rail, and will be extraordinarily easy to maintain in the winter.

Of course, once UTA proposes a monorail, the anti-transit crowd will react with apoplectic fury.

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