Talk about thinking outside the box! When it comes to the traffic nightmare that we deal with daily in South Boston, one developer is proposing something a little out of the ordinary: an arial tram.
The Boston Business Journal did a little investigating and is reporting that Millennium Partners – the developer behind the Millennium Tower and the Winthrop Square proposal – is taking this idea of building an aerial tram or cable car very seriously. The proposed tram system would run from South Station to the Seaport District of South Boston. This system would be be able to transport nearly 15,000 people daily!
Millennium Partners have produced a promo video for the tram and have suggested even footing the bill for up to $100 million for this elevated idea to become a reality.
This idea is really nothing new. Other cities with the same traffic issues have tried it out including in New York City, Portland, OE, and Medellin, Colombia.
So what do you think, Southie? Good idea?