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January 17, 1993 | JOHN O'DELL, TIMES STAFF WRITER and NEWPORT BEACH
As a student at Pasadena's famed Art Center College of Design in 1970, Ronald H. Powers designed a complete mass transportation system for Los Angeles that won the senior rave reviews from seasoned industry professionals. Los Angeles did not, however, adopt Powers' idea for a system using buses, high-speed trains and small commuter vans. So when the then-24-year-old transportation designer was graduated, he went to work for Irvine-based Kawasaki Motors Corp. U.S.A.
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January 17, 1993 | JOHN O'DELL, TIMES STAFF WRITER and NEWPORT BEACH
As a student at Pasadena's famed Art Center College of Design in 1970, Ronald H. Powers designed a complete mass transportation system for Los Angeles that won the senior rave reviews from seasoned industry professionals. Los Angeles did not, however, adopt Powers' idea for a system using buses, high-speed trains and small commuter vans. So when the then-24-year-old transportation designer was graduated, he went to work for Irvine-based Kawasaki Motors Corp. U.S.A.
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January 17, 1993 | JOHN O'DELL, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Magnetic induction power and esoteric fuels are fine ideas, but Ron Powers thinks that mass transit in this country could benefit from one of the oldest forms of propulsion known to man. The transportation designer frequently finds himself acting as West Coast point man for a pneumatic, or air-powered, people-mover system first used--unsuccessfully--in Britain in the late 1800s and currently in very successful use in a public park in Indonesia. Intermass Inc.
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January 17, 1993 | JOHN O'DELL, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Magnetic induction power and esoteric fuels are fine ideas, but Ron Powers thinks that mass transit in this country could benefit from one of the oldest forms of propulsion known to man. The transportation designer frequently finds himself acting as West Coast point man for a pneumatic, or air-powered, people-mover system first used--unsuccessfully--in Britain in the late 1800s and currently in very successful use in a public park in Indonesia. Intermass Inc.
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