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Los Angeles - January 2018

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Los Angeles — Slow Progress

January 2018

The ladowntownnews.com site reports on the status of the planned downtown Los Angeles streetcar loop:

The saga of the Downtown streetcar lurches on, and the chances that
meaningful construction will start in 2018 seem desperately low. Instead, proponents continue to seek funding for the project with an estimated budget of $274.2 million. So far, the city has only earmarked $65 million for construction from a tax levied on property owners along the proposed
3.8-mile route, which would loop from the Civic Center down Broadway to South Park and back north through the Financial District. Streetcar officials and 14th District City Councilman José Huizar are pushing to expedite the release of $200 million in Metro Measure M money (set aside for the streetcar… but in 2053), as well as looking for private partners. LADOT has also applied for a $100 million grant.



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