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October 15, 2012
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Developer pitches his big dream:Monorail loop linking Reno, Tahoe

At age 79, Don Minoli isn't about to dream small dreams.

The retired real estate developer is buttonholing government officials and business executives in northern Nevada and California, pitching his next big idea: A 150-mile monorail loop linking Reno, Carson City, South Lake Tahoe and Truckee as it travels around Lake Tahoe.

He says the monorail, traveling along precast, T-shaped concrete 20 feet above ground, would dramatically reduce traffic into the Tahoe Basin, thereby reducing air pollution.

It's possible the monorail would become a tourist attraction in its own right, says Minoli, especially if food and beverage service was available …

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