KGW and the Tram to Mt. Hood

Just… wow.

I’m not sure what’s more absurd… the proposed tram to Mt. Hood made of former airplane fuselages, or the fact that KGW is running it as one of the top local news stories.


6 Comments so far

  1. Beulah Mae (unregistered) on April 12th, 2007 @ 10:31 pm

    KGW is the reason The Onion exists.

  2. Lynn S. (unregistered) on April 12th, 2007 @ 11:28 pm

    I dunno, I thought it was cool in a Popular Science sorta way!

  3. butch (unregistered) on April 13th, 2007 @ 9:14 am

    Calling Sam Adams! Come in, Sam Adams!

  4. truth (unregistered) on April 13th, 2007 @ 10:30 am

    It did seem like an April Fools joke… but if it really is for real (hard to believe given their website), it sounds like it could be cheap and pretty clean.

  5. TKrueg (unregistered) on April 13th, 2007 @ 10:34 am

    Did they sleep through April Fools Day?

    “… and we can make GIANT lollipops for the towers… gumdrops can collect sunlight to power the gummy worm tram…”

    Ok Ok, I’ll stop being cynical. But didn’t that guy say it wouldn’t run on cables? Ok, but it wouldn’t be a rail either, so… what would carry the fuselages from Troutdale to Hood between the towers?

    I’ll just shut up. I’m too realistic sometimes.

  6. Robert Canfield (unregistered) on April 17th, 2007 @ 12:26 am

    I’m sure the Columbia River Gorge folks would object to towers of 50 to 100 feet high (as proposed by the Mass Tram America folks) going to Mt. Hood from Troutdale.

    I know for a fact the residents of Troutdale would never support these towers in our fair city.

    Finally, their presentation to the Troutdale City Council was confusing, unorganized, and lacked any focus or specific proposal. After a 45 minute presentation, we were all scratching our heads asking, “What exactly are they proposing?”

    The Mass Tram America folks seem passionate about their idea. I have no idea if the concept will work or not. However, I’d suggest they move away from the blue sky and jargon of the concept and concentrate on proposing something more definitive and realistic. If you can’t explain what you’re trying to accomplish in 45 minutes, It ain’t gonna happen. . .

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