Augusta — Streetcar Scheme Still Active
Rail Transit Online, September 2010
The Downtown Development Authority of Augusta is still planning to consider a streetcar circulator nearly a year after completion of a $37,000 feasibility study. According to authority Executive Director Margaret Woodard, "We've just been working on other issues. It will resurface through committee."
The study examined a 3.1 -mi. (5 km)
single-track proposal running down Broad,
Reynolds and Seventh streets that would cost between $22 million and $31 million. A spur costing about $5 million along 13th Street would link downtown to the University of Georgia's medical campus.
The study found that federal grants would probably be unavailable and that funding would have to come entirely from local sources such as sales tax, a tax-increment financing district or a business improvement district.