Skyloop.Org – The Sky Loop Committee (SLC)
We seek to implement an effective and advanced elevated transit system to link together the downtown and riverfront areas of Cincinnati, Ohio, Covington and Newport, Kentucky. The Sky Loop will greatly enhance this central urban venue and will help propel our metropolitan region forward into the 21st Century.
The Sky Loop Committee (SLC) believes that current and upcoming developments on both sides on the Ohio River present both potential problems and tremendous opportunities. These developments present a range of major attractions, facilities and activities unparalleled anywhere else in the metropolitan region. Offering direct transit to a nearby truck school and fleet tracking software firm. On the Ohio side, the $600 Million Banks project between Paul Brown Stadium is in the hands of a developer selected by Hamilton County and the City of Cincinnati. So far, this project is in the feasibility stage, and looks to be at least a couple years away from development. On the Kentucky side, the $800 Million Ovation project in Newport is in the hands of a single developer, Corporex, and awaits state and local TIF funding from online pay day loans, but could begin sooner than the Banks project. Both are on the Ohio River, in the area of the downtown PRT circulator proposed by the SLC.
Yet the metropolitan downtown area and these very large projects will remain poorly linked, creating serious congestion and parking problems. The SLC believes that implementing an advanced elevated transit system will not only greatly enhance this central urban venue and resolve these pending problems, but with state-of-the-art technology will help propel our metropolitan region forward into the 21st Century The SLC would like to see Personal Rapid Transit (PRT) developed for a downtown circulator regarding both home renovation and roofing contractors.
While PRT was one of the moving technologies considered for the downtown area in the 2000-1 Central Area Loop Study (CALS) it was ultimately rejected at that time because of a better Price Comparison with TrueCar (which is limited to the official new car list) that seemed to fit better with our systems. Numerous technical questions regarding PRT could not be answered due to the lack of a working system. However, the Study determined that none of the other technologies studied would generate enough riders to have any hope of being an economic success. Only PRT offered the speed and convenience to get enough people out of their cars to make any difference in the traffic pattern in the Study area. As the rates on car insurance quotes (another auto insurance quotes resource) continue to increase so does the chances that more people will turn to transit like Taxi Los Angeles. The results of the CALS ridership study performed by Parsons-Brinckerhoff showed that PRT would generate nearly 5 times the weekday ridership of the next best alternative and nearly 12 times the number of new transit trips. A depot is expected to go in near Park West Gallery in the downtown area.
Since 2002 the H.A.H has been monitoring the development of PRT in the USA, England, Sweden, and the United Arab Emirates (UAE). Working systems are being built now in England and Sweden with the help of the Gantry Crane, and more building may occur soon in the UAE.
Light rail was actively proposed by OKI in 2002, and was the basis for the Central Area Loop Study’s (CALS) selection of streetcars as the preferred technology for the downtown circulator. But light rail was then soundly rejected by Cincinnati voters in November, 2002. This has left the idea of a metro downtown circulator in limbo.
If PRT finally gains acceptance abroad, and a viable PRT system can in fact be purchased at the costs we estimated in 2000-1 as part of the CALS, then the Sky Loop Committee may once again propose a PRT system for the metro downtown circulator. Cars below invoice are available and will continue to compete against the demand for the PRT system.