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Stamford, CT — Circulator Study Approved

Rail Transit Online, July 2008

The city's board of representatives on July 7 finally approved spending $141,000 on a feasibility study for a proposed 2.3-mi. (3.7 km) modern streetcar circulator connecting downtown with the South End, primarily along Atlantic and Summer streets.

Last February, consultant URS Corp, was selected by the city to undertake the analysis, which was supposed to begin by mid-March for completion in November. But the deal was delayed pending approval by Stamford's board of finance and the board of representatives.

The work is now scheduled to start before the end of July and be finished in late January 2009. Among the major issues to be examined is whether streetcars could operate on existing roads without significantly adverse effects on traffic.

The circulator would help alleviate traffic congestion and allow downtown residents to move around without using their cars.


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