Augusta Considers Trolley System

<p>The development authority of Augusta, Georgia, has voted to look into the possible creation of a trolley system for the city's downtown.</p>
February 18, 2008, 11am PST | Nate Berg
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"An enthusiastic Downtown Development Authority could almost hear trolleys coming down the road Thursday after a pitch by a recent college graduate to bring the vehicles back downtown."

"'I was hoping, if nothing else, it would get some wheels turning, some thoughts out there,' said Ben Skinner, who spent three months planning a 4-mile trolley system snaking through Broad Street, the canal area and the medical district."

"Trolley systems aren't cheap. Mr. Skinner's proposal would cost about $175 million, or as little as $35 million with federal assistance."

"The development authority voted Thursday to have one of its committees look at the idea."

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Published on Friday, February 15, 2008 in The Augusta Chronicle
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