Baltimore says it needs a world-class mass-transit system. A California company says it has the answer: high-speed, magnetically levitated, egg-like pods designed to ferry commuters above the rush-hour fray.
Has the city found a match, or does the proposal by skyTran — a NASA research partner — amount to "pod in the sky"?
The company, which is accustomed to skepticism, is making its best pitch to city transportation planners: It's proposing not only to build such a system in the city, but also to consider the area for an assembly plant.
"We're hoping to roll this out in Baltimore as our first American city," skyTran CEO Jerry Sanders said....