El Paso, TX — Extended Streetcar Route Approved
According to the El Paso Times, The El Paso City Council on June 5 approved a potential 5.2 mile routing for a streetcar system from Downtown to the area near the Glory Road Transfer Center. This vote followed the council's decision a month ago to spend $1.25 million on a preliminary study for the construction of a streetcar system.
The route approval allows city staff to continue the study and apply for $90 million in state money to build the project.
The two-line route would run along Oregon and Stanton streets from Franklin Avenue to Glory Road with a downtown loop route on Father Rahm Avenue, Santa Fe Street, Franklin Avenue, and Kansas Street.
The complete system, including streetcars, is expected to cost between $20 million and $25 million per mile, project manager Rick Nannenga said. A complete cost report will be presented before Council in the next few weeks.