A Gondola In Albany – Do We Need It? [PHOTO]
I am all for progress and making downtown Albany more accessible to increase tourism, but part of me thinks this is a colossal waste of money.
I know it doesn't matter what I think but I wish they took the money they are going to use for this gondola for a better mass transit service from Saratoga County to downtown Albany.
It looks as if the planning construction of an aerial gondola over the Hudson River between the Rensselaer Amtrak station and downtown Albany is becoming more than just a possibility. The initial cost of the construction for the gondola is estimated upwards of $20 million. However, there is hope from the engineering firm that these costs can be absorbed by passenger tickets, private and public funds and advertising with limited tax payer contributions.