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Streetcars Back on Track in LA? Could Happen

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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)
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Tags: Los Angeles, streetcars, Red Cars, Downtown LA






CityWatch
Vol 10 Issue 29
Pub: Apr 10, 2012

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