Regional Transit Looks At Adding Streetcars

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(Sacramento, CA)
Thursday, September 22, 2005

Sacramento Regional Transit is hosting a streetcar summit Friday where people who operate streetcar projects across the county will share information.

RT spokesman Mike Wiley says streetcars have helped spur redevelopment projects in Portland, Memphis and Tampa. "We want to really see what streetcars, how they can support our transportation and economic development opportunities here in Sacramento and where are they more appropriate to be considered here in Sacramento."

Friday’s summit will include panel discussions on how to pay for a new streetcar project, possible routes and tourism potential.

The all-day event will be held at the Sheraton Grand Hotel in Downtown Sacramento.