Augusta Considers Trolley System

The development authority of Augusta, Georgia, has voted to look into the possible creation of a trolley system for the city's downtown.

"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."

Full Story: Proposal gets trolley talk rolling

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