Mon Incline Is One Of The 'Most Wondrous Public Transportation Options' In The World

West Virginia University’s PRT also made the list!

Andrew Limberg
May 24, 2019 - 12:13 pm

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(Newsradio 1020 KDKA) - The Mon Incline has made a list of the 18 “Most Wondrous Public Transportation Options” in the World.

Website Atlas Obscura, a database of the “world’s most wondrous places and foods”

User alanrogers250 said on the website, “When I was a student at Pittsburgh’s Art Institute (1973-1975), I rose on the Monongahela Incline, one of TWO funiculars to get up to the top of Mount Washington. It’s a great place to view Pittsburgh’s wonderful downtown.”

West Virginia University’s PRT or Personal Rapid Transit also made the list.

Website user thinhtien wrote, “I have had the opportunity to travel on a lot of cool systems like the Eurotrain, but the most unique was the Personal Rapid Transit (PRT) installed at West Virginia University in 1975. I used it during my time as a student and then some. It consisted of a small driverless vehicles zooming around on semi-enclosed concrete tracks. A really forward-looking system considering the date. What’s more amazing is that it is still in use to this day.”

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