RICHMOND (CBS SF) — The Richmond City Council on Tuesday will consider adopting a resolution to support a local company and its new elevated rail system that it touts as environmentally friendly and uniquely adaptable.
City leaders will consider co-sponsoring an upcoming regional town hall meeting during which Richmond-based CyberTran International Inc. will introduce its rail system to residents.READ MORE: UPDATE: Judge Denies Bail for Los Gatos Mom Accused of Hosting Drunken Teen Sex Parties
The company is developing and manufacturing a programmable elevated rail system that runs on solar power, a system the company refers to as Ultralight Rail Transit.
“(The) system is not only being designed here in Richmond, it will be manufactured here as well, generating hundreds of well-paying manufacturing jobs for Contra Costa County residents,” CyberTran CEO Dexter Vizinau said in a statement.READ MORE: Oakland Accepting Applications For 2nd Phase Of Guaranteed Income Pilot Program
The company’s officials said Richmond leaders have been working to help facilitate the system being built and deployed in the city.
The system is included in a proposal to connect the Richmond Parkway Transit Center with locations on the city’s waterfront, the site of planned residential development.MORE NEWS: Jefferson Award Winner Helps Keep Thousands Of East Bay Seniors Fed
The company invited the public to hear a discussion of the rail system at the City Council meeting at 6 p.m. Tuesday at 440 Civic Center Plaza.