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Our Roots at Google

In 2019, Google needed to find a way to better connect their campuses and allow for more dense, multi-use campus development.

Transportation solutions of all types were reviewed, and none solved the district-level connectivity problem. The project team set to work to create something new. The team engaged with engineering partner, Holmes Solution, to advance the Whoosh® product. Whoosh exceeded targets for effectiveness, cost, sustainability, and speed to market.

Swyft Cities is the sole licensee of the Whoosh transportation technology. Swyft Cities spun out of Google to commercialize these systems for the world and is developing proprietary control systems to help supercharge Whoosh functionality. Working with an expanding network of partners, Swyft Cities brings a seasoned team with extensive experience delivering large-scale infrastructure and urban mobility projects.

Jeral Poskey

Chief Executive Officer


VP of Engineering

Laura Fingal-Surma

Advisor - Urbanism

Catrine Machi



Head of Communications


Advisor - Real Estate

Clay Griggs


Erica Strohmeier

Sr. Project Manager

Steve Raney

Systems Planner

Dan Grossman

Advisor - Mobility

Our Services

Swyft Cities provides innovative transportation solutions for real estate projects. Advanced smart gondola systems provide efficient, comfortable, sustainable mobility for projects ranging from simple to complex. We provide project feasibility, design, and implementation for complete mobility solutions.

Frequently Asked Questions

How are vehicles powered?
The vehicles are fully electric and have batteries onboard, eliminating the need for power transmission across the guideway cables.
What is the maximum speed of the vehicles?
Speeds will vary based on topography, passenger capacity, and spacing of posts. Standard vehicles can travel up to 30 miles (50 km) per hour.
How many passengers can fit in one vehicle?
Vehicles fit up to five passengers, and accommodate bikes, strollers, luggage or a wheelchair.
What are the considerations for severe weather?
Individual vehicles can be heated and cooled. Local and regional weather will inform vehicle design and performance engineering.
What is the standard operating distance?
Half a mile up to ten miles (0.8-16 km).
What is the standard throughput?
Swyft Cities systems can be configured depending on project needs. Capacity spans between those of bus and rail systems. Typical configurations will have throughput of approximately 3,000 passengers per direction per hour and up to 10,000 passengers per direction per hour for peak periods.