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City Council moves forward with streetcar study

Posted on 16 Sep 2009 by Justin Ruckman

The streetcar lives to fight another day.

An hour-long debate over a streetcar study ended Monday with City Council’s decision to overturn Mayor Pat McCrory’s veto, clearing the way to award an engineering contract. It was a 74 vote along party lines, with all seven Democrats supporting the streetcar study.

It marked the latest twist in a long-running quest by city leaders to add a streetcar line to the city’s transit system. Concerns over landing state and federal money, as well as a local revenue source, stirred debate this summer over whether to move ahead with plan for a streetcar.”

Read more by Erik Spanberg at the Charlotte Business Journal.

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