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Streetcar Project Holds Open House, Still Accepting Comments Online

By Eric Richardson
Published: Thursday, July 30, 2009, at 01:39PM
Streetcar Open House Eric Richardson [Flickr]

Councilman Jose Huizar addresses a full house at Wednesday's streetcar open house at the Bradbury building.

It's amazing how the streetcar project has grown up. Just under four years ago, a few dozen Downtown stakeholders were gathered in the boardroom of the Central City Association, using pipe cleaners to lay out imagined routes on a big map.

Last night, for the open house hosted by Los Angeles Streetcar, Inc., the materials were a little more professional.

Three big boards showed the routes unveiled earlier this month. Handouts and display boards gave background on the project, the organization, design options and streetcar efforts in other cities.

Both Councilman Jose Huizar and Councilwoman Jan Perry were on hand to give their support to the project before a packed crowd on the 5th floor of the historic Bradbury Building. It is hoped that the roughly $100-million first phase could be up and running by 2014.

Those on-hand were given the chance to fill out a survey that asked their opinion on various aspects of the project. The same survey is available online for those who couldn't make the open house.


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