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The Details of Sacramento's Proposed Downtown Streetcar Line

The cities of West Sacramento and Sacramento have high hopes for a streetcar line planned for some of the most beautiful and urban neighborhoods in the region. The Trump Administration could still change the course of the project, however.
January 13, 2017, 2pm PST | James Brasuell | @CasualBrasuell
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The Sacramento Bee presents a graphic by Sharon Okada, with reporting from Tony Bizjak and Ryan Lillis, on plans in Sacramento and West Sacramento "to build a 4.2-mile streetcar line on city streets, stopping near major landmarks."

The interactive graphic provides a look at 9 points along the streetcar route, including it's first stop in West Sacramento, past Raley Field (home of the Sacramento River Cats, the AAA affiliate of the San Francisco Giants), over the Tower Bridge (pictured above), past Old Town and the site of the under-construction NBA arena, and through to the Capitol Building and the Convention Center—before looping back from whence it came.

In a separate article, Tony Bizjak reports on the possible effects of Trump Administration policies on the funding and delivery of the $150 million project. The city hopes to break ground on the project in 2018, but that plan would require the city to come up with matching local funds for $75 million promised by the Obama Administration. "This year, proponents say they plan to amend that request, asking the Federal Transit Administration to up its contribution to $100 million for a bigger $200 million project," adds Bizjak.

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Published on Wednesday, January 4, 2017 in The Sacramento Bee
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