Green Gondola Considered For Inter-Campus Transit In Colorado

05/07/2009 05:12 am ET | Updated May 25, 2011

The aerial people movers could be decorated with Buffs logos and could zip fans to football games at Folsom Field, he said. A separate line could even help move Williams Village students at 30th Street and Baseline Road to the main campus to ease crowding on cramped Buff Bus shuttles, some CU scholars suggest.

But any ideas for a gondola look to be derailed by the administration.

Frank Bruno, CU's vice chancellor of administration, said that while the idea is laudable, there are serious engineering challenges and a gondola line isn't in the university's plans. Bruno said the idea of a gondola was floated a few years ago, but leaders at the time researched the idea and found wind and lightning would cause disruptions to the gondola system. CU would then need to spend unnecessary money on a back-up system, he said.


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