June 18, 2014
A two-page letter to Transportation Secretary Anthony Foxx warned the project urgently needs additional grant money to proceed, but said it would survive without the funds, though; it would have to be scaled back.
May 15, 2014
Opting for the joint City-MARTA operational approach rather than a private contractor to run the system will save in excess of $5 million in the first five years.
April 30, 2014
The system is expected to be up and running by late 2015. Operating costs are expected to be about $2.8 million per year.
April 16, 2014
A county judge reaffirmed a ruling that an opponent of the project should have to pay a multimillion-dollar bond if he wants to appeal the transit system's earlier legal victory allowing it to issue debt to fund several projects.
March 12, 2014
This puts the agency on the path toward federal funding for future project phases. Local funding is already in place through a partnership with the City of San Antonio and Bexar County/Texas DOT.
February 5, 2014
The agency is paying HDR Inc. $293,895 to refine the 2008 study, which envisioned a $79 million, three-mile route, updating what an electric streetcar line would cost and how the money could come together.
January 22, 2014
The decision to split the route into parallel one-way segments was made to eliminate impacts to the utilities, for which the costs to relocate had been estimated at $55 million to $65 million, city officials reported.
January 17, 2014
Three Sun Link Tucson Streetcar vehicles going through testing and driver training will run through the campus more frequently during the spring semester. All eight vehicles will be delivered by May, which will give the management team enough time for pre-revenue service.
November 13, 2013
Many city planners are convinced that classic streetcars can ignite economic development in a way that buses cannot and at a fraction of the expense of light rail.
October 30, 2013
John Cranley calls the streetcar a bad investment and wants to cancel the project, while Roxanne Qualls supports the project, saying it will spark redevelopment and add jobs, as similar projects have done in other cities.
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