UDOT Wants to Build the World's Longest Gondola: Episode 48

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Now that Utah's ski season has finally ended, and the conversation around transit options for the traffic-choked Little Cottonwood canyon has cooled off a bit, I think it's finally time for us to do an in-depth look at the issue. We cover the LCC from its silver rush to Alf Engen and early chairlift technology to post-Olympics popularity. We analyze UDOT's alternatives analysis and pitch some of our own transportation solutions for the canyon. (Note: This episode was recorded before UDOT officially selected the Gondola B alternative.)


References & notes

  1. [1] Mass Transit: Honolulu's Skyline opens for service
  2. [2] SLTrib: Little Cottonwood Canyon gondola is one step closer. But not before 2043, per regional council.
  3. [3] UDOT: UDOT identifies Gondola B as the preferred alternative in Little Cottonwood Canyon
  4. [4] Wikipedia: Gondola lift
  5. [5] Wikipedia: Aerial lift
  6. [6] Save Our Canyons: No Gondola in Little Cottonwood Canyon
  7. [7] The Gondola Works
  8. [8] Wikipedia: Little Cottonwood Canyon
  9. [9] Wikipedia: Alta Ski Area
  10. [10] Wikipedia: Snowbird, Utah
  11. [11] Perisher: What is Perisher Skitube?
  12. [12] Wikipedia: Skitube Alpine Railway
  13. [13] Railfan & Railroad Magazine: Cog Railways
  14. [14] U.S. National Park Service: Zion Canyon Shuttle System
  15. [15] Ski Utah: Ski Utah Resort Histories | Alta Ski Area
  16. [16] Snowbird: Snowbird's History
  17. [17] UDOT: Final EIS - Little Cottonwood EIS