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San Antonio Streetcar Plans at Risk

San Antonio Mayor Ivy Taylor is calling for a "pause" on the city's proposed streetcar. Meanwhile a charter amendment from project opponents could be headed to the ballot and a county judge has called for the project to be put on hold.

"Mayor Ivy Taylor addressed the VIA Metropoltian [sic] Transit board Thursday and reiterated the city's hope that the agency will 'pause' its downtown streetcar plan, explaining the need to develop a multimodal transportation plan that's in the best interest of the entire community," reports Vianna Davila.

"The mayor also said the City Council will vote on withdrawing its $32 million commitment to the project, a move she said the council will take up next week."

The article has more details of the tricky political situation for the project. "However, most agree this is the end of VIA's streetcar plan in its current form, a 5.9-mile system that runs in all four directions through downtown."

Full Story: New mayor says 'pause' not end of streetcar

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