Many cities across the country are bringing back the streetcar. Providence, Rhode Island just received $13 million in federal TIGER grant funding to build a streetcar system. Could a Connecticut city be far behind?
Streetcars have been pitched in some locations before — namely, New Haven and Stamford. In 2012, a proposal to create a install a streetcar system reportedly went “down in flames” after an attempt to fund a local study. Without it, federal funding isn’t possible. Minds could change after looking at what some of Connecticut’s neighbors are doing, and in New Haven at least, public discussion on streetcars is still alive.
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