Wednesday, June 17, 2009

Winston-Salem council seeks federal cash for streetcar plan

from the Winston-Salem Journal:

Money needed for Winston-Salem streetcar project
Officials hoping for stimulus dollars to begin planning phase

Winston-Salem city transportation and planning officials are looking for stimulus money to jump-start a streetcar project.

The idea to bring back streetcars to the city has been floating around since 2003, when a preliminary study showed that streetcars were feasible in Winston-Salem from an engineering standpoint. A 2006 study showed a detailed route between Piedmont Triad Research Park and Wake Forest University Baptist Medical Center.

Several months ago, the Winston-Salem City Council requested that the transportation and planning departments aggressively go after stimulus money to provide planning and engineering for the project. (continued)

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