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Colorado Springs - October 2008
   

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Colorado Springs — Streetcar Study in Prospect

Rail Transit Online, October 2008

A coalition of government, business and transportation leaders plans to hire a consultant in November to study a streetcar line connecting a park-and-ride lot at Interstate 25 with downtown and the local campus of the University of Colorado. Funding will come from the private sector and a federal grant, with completion planned for next spring.

Among the issues to be analyzed are construction and operating costs, benefits to redevelopment — a driving force behind the streetcar plan — and possible funding sources. The coalition includes the Downtown Partnership, the Downtown Development Authority, Mountain Metropolitan Transit and Colorado College. The last streetcar ran in Colorado Springs 76 years ago.

 

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