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 7–4 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.