Downtown Streetcar – 2014
Though route is not yet finalized, it would connect Staples Center and Bunker Hill
Price could approach $100 million
Funding not assured but City Council has approved $5 million in future funding for the project
Construction could begin in 2012
The funds awarded will help with the nascent non-profit’s operational costs, as well as the promotional efforts of its Downtown L.A. Streetcar Project, an initiative to help the city revitalize its metropolitan core and transition to more sustainable transportation.
The Metro Rail system is the indirect descendant of the Pacific Electric Red Car and Los Angeles Railway Yellow Car lines, which operated in the area from the early to middle twentieth century.