April 3, 2013

Council approves $352M for L.A. streetcar

LOS ANGELES — The Los Angeles Times reported that the Los Angeles City Council approved up to $352 million to maintain a streetcar that would run primarily along three of downtown's main arteries and connect many neighborhoods. The funding, which will come from voter-approved Measure R, is expected to cover repair and operational costs for the streetcar for three decades.

The vote was a victory for the project’s advocates, who emphasized the trolley's potential to create economic growth in the downtown area. For the full story, click here.

RELATED ARTICLE: Check out, "Streetcar Projects Continue Breaking Ground Despite Uncertain Federal Future."

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