Except that the former goes vertically and the latter horizontally
In truth, having an automatic pilot-run light railway will greatly enhance the Shabbat for everyone. You can visit people you otherwise would never see. People with walking difficulties can go to the synagogue. Many will forget about taxis and cars to keep Shabbat and be taken for a free ride.
The only problem is that traditionally (and in Jewish Law, Tradition is of great importance), Jews used to live close to each other and the shul to get there on Shabbat. But that was in the Diaspora. Thank G^d, no one in Tel Aviv is living far from Jews or synagogues anymore, so that’s OK.
Orthodox Jews and moral Atheists should be encouraged to pay for their rides afterward on weekdays. No obligation, though.
This will nicely go together with Rabbi Cardozo’s plan to have restaurants open on Shabbat on the same principle. The staff must learn the laws of how to obey the Day of Rest (Jewish education is always a winner), while timers ensure that electric switches go on and off as planned and useful.
Some religious Jews don’t serve G^d or even His children; they’re in it for their own convenience and calmness. They will be upset when their routines are broken and fresh thinking is demanded. Yet, this is the future. And, this is the only way to be true to our Old but Alive Tradition.
Assimilation from millennia facing classical Christianity eclipsed for some religious Jews that part of Judaism is to enjoy this world—within limits. They live in Hell in this world and in the next. But, G^d is not a cranky idol that must be placated, or else … He created this world for our best. Enjoy.
Shabbat Shalom, Chodesh tov, Shanah tova.