More Streetcars for Seattle?

An upcoming ballot measure will create $204 million for new transit. The most controversial part of the measure would be an allotment for planning and and possibly building a new streetcar line.

Mike Lindblow reports:

The city already has a South Lake Union streetcar, and a 2013 line is planned on First Hill, paid for by Sound Transit and built by the city. The City Council wants to link those lines through downtown, with First Avenue the leading candidate.

Proponents hope and opponents fear that the millions of dollars the proposition allocates for planning studies will create irresistible political momentum to follow in the tracks of Portland and build a network."

Full Story: Should Seattle spend millions to buy more streetcars?


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