Commuting in a pod makes me think of George Jetson zipping around. What was once only a futuristic cartoon could become a reality here in Colorado.

A private company is proposing building a monorail system from Boulder to Longmont. SkyTran Colorado says the company has private investors ready to pay for the monorail line. SkyTran is holding a public information session at 7 p.m. Thursday at the Boulder Library to talk about its proposal to build the the world's first 15-mile solar-and hydrogen-powered monorail connecting the two cities.

SkyTran Colorado has private investors lined up to pay for the $250 million project, but first, the company needs to secure right-of-way from the Colorado Department of Transportation. A CDOT spokeswoman said:

"We will certainly pay attention, look for it, but there's a ways to go yet on this one and obviously proving the technology first is probably our first step," said Ford. "Safety is a concern, environmental issues are a concern.

Commuters would ride in three-person pods, and the ride would cost anywhere from 20 to 50 cents a mile.