- Written by Andrew Dalton
10 Apr 2012
THE CITY - Author Kay Martin suggested in his CityWatch column (link) … ‘The Red Cars’ … that LA would do well to get street cars back in its transportation matrix. AP’s Andrew Dalton reports that reality is closer than we think.)
Half a century after the last of the lost Pacific Electric Red Cars rumbled through Los Angeles, a move has begun to return streetcars to downtown LA.
With a route chosen by the city and an environmental review begun, the proposed four-mile Broadway-to-Figueroa loop is a modest project compared to the region's subway extensions and freeway expansions, but would provide a link between the key spots of the downtown renaissance and a symbolic link with the city's mythologized past.
Los Angeles once had a thousand miles of streetcar tracks. (The rest of Dalton’s report here)
(This AP report was posted most recently at huffingtonpost.com) -cw
Tags: Los Angeles, streetcars, Red Cars, Downtown LA
Vol 10 Issue 29
Pub: Apr 10, 2012