Fort Worth Kills Streetcar Plan

City officials in Fort Worth, Texas, have backed out of plans to build a streetcar downtown.
December 10, 2010, 6am PST | Nate Berg
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The city council voted 5-3 against the project. Funding concerns killed the project, according to Mayor Mike Moncrief.

"'This has been a real struggle for me,' Moncrief said. 'The bottom line is, many of us are still wrestling with concerns over funding.'

A vote to proceed with the study would have paved the way for the city to accept a $25 million federal grant, which was expected to jump-start the estimated $88 million project."

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Published on Tuesday, December 7, 2010 in Fort Worth Star-Telegram
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