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SJC Considering Sci-Fi Transit

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San Jose joins Mountain View as the second South Bay city to consider "pod cars," or Jetsons/Incredibles-style personal rapid transit. Mayor Chuck Reed reportedly balked at the cost of an AirTrain-style automated people mover, $600 million, compared to $200 million for a pod car system. (Really?) Basically, you and maybe five of your closest friends pile into a single pod, which'll take you nonstop to your destination — inevitably just some airport terminal. Still, it may be the most thrilling 90-second ride of your life. [IBA, previously]