The idea has skeptics, with CU Denver College of Engineering, Design and Computing Professor and Associate Dean of Student Affairs Bruce Janson among them.
“It is not physically or financially feasible to construct and operate a multiple-point or hub-and-spoke system … through a downtown area for last-mile service,” Janson said. “Origin destination patterns are simply too diverse such that you end up needing a complex spider-web of routes. Cable-guided systems have been considered for high demand point A to point B locations such as moving people at an airport to and from the rental car lot. However … the infrastructure, maintenance, safety checks, operations, and liability costs often favor a more basic bus system even in those cases.”
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