Pilot SkyTran system to debut in Tel Aviv this month

Pilot system to run in Tel Aviv with talks of expanding to more Israeli cities


A pilot project of SkyTran, Personal Rapid Transportation (PRT), will debut in Tel Aviv at the end of October.

SkyTran is a computer-controlled, 2-4 person aerial mass transit system that glides on tracks up to 30 feet above ground using STML, SkyTran Magnetic Levitation technology. The system rides on rails above ground that are supported by existing lighting poles, and can run between 70 to 240 miles per hour.

The NASA Space Act Company has plans to expand in Israel, as well as build commercial systems in France and India.

Referred to often as “pods”, reports of SkyTran in Tel Aviv and Herzelia have been in the media for months.