Transit Concept Gets Off the Ground

Industrial design student Anthony Stuhldreher believes that Lafayette, Louisiana, has a major traffic problem–and considering the fact that he lives there, we’re willing to take his word on it. His solution? A ”fully autonomous inverted rapid transit solution.”

Lafayette Transit started out as a senior designs studio class project and evolved into a senior project. It was created in response to a challenge issued by the City of Lafayette for a project that would connect the Rosa Parks Transportation Center, The Cajundome, and Lafayette General Hospital. Stuhldreher’s design follows the city’s current coulee system, creating the track system for a kind of hanging tram, powered by electricity, some of which would be supplied by solar photovoltaic systems.

Lafeyette Transit

image via Anthony Stuhldreher

The pod-like cars of the Lafeyette Transit project would use hydraulics to lift riders up and over the city’s clogged streets and highways, creating a direct transit route between the three city centers, accommodating pedestrians, cyclists and those in wheelchairs with an modular interior design.

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Susan DeFreitas has covered all manner of green technology for EarthTechling since 2009. She is a graduate of Prescott College for the Liberal Arts and the Environment, and has a background in marketing green businesses. Her work on green living has been featured in Yes! Magazine, the Utne Reader and Natural Home.

  • http://www.coroflot.com/stuhldreher Anthony Stuhldreher

    Thank You for featuring my design in your article. How did you come across my design? Are you a graduate of The University of Louisiana?

    Thanks Alot
    Anthony

    • Nino Marchetti

      We often check coroflot for new and interesting green designs to highlight. Yours fit what we were looking for.

      Nino
      EarthTechling

      • http://www.coroflot.com/stuhldreher Anthony Stuhldreher

        Sounds good thanks alot!

  • Julie

    Nice work Anthony!