Wednesday, November 17, 2004

StarTribune: Streetcars: An idea that's coming back

With today's visit to the Twin Cities by a noted streetcar proponent, the StarTribune looked at the potential for streetcars to once again roam about the streets of Minneapolis and St. Paul:
It has been 50 years since the last streetcars ran in the Twin Cities, but many people see value in bringing back an updated version of the vintage vehicles.

In St. Paul, routes might connect downtown with the Grand Avenue shopping district, Selby Avenue or Payne Avenue on the East Side.

Minneapolis planners envision a streetcar line along the Midtown Greenway, between Hiawatha Avenue and Lake Calhoun, or from downtown up to the northern Warehouse District.
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