Space Coast could help develop futuristic, monorail-like mass transit— again


It’s like a page from science-fiction: A techno transit company, using Jetsons-like pods and magnetic levitation, will build a test track at Kennedy Space Center and develop a mass transit system capable of whisking commuters around an elevated rail network.

Futuristic as it sounds, the concept isn’t new to Brevard County, which played a role in trying to make it a reality nearly two decades ago.

In 1999, startup Maglev 2000 began building a test track at Space Coast Regional Airport in Titusville to demonstrate a magnetically levitating train, which would use magnetic forces to lift and propel over air a vehicle resembling a Disney Worldmonorail.