Downtown / Riverfront Streetcar Rolls On

streetcar-projOn March 21, the Sacramento Area Council of Governments (SACOG) submitted a letter to the Federal Transit Administration Regional Administrator asking for permission to enter the Small Starts Project Development (PD).

If this request is granted, dollars spent going forward on the project would count toward the region’s portion of funds that it needs to match to receive up to $75 million (one-half of the total anticipated cost) for development of the Downtown Riverfront Streetcar Project.

The FTA is expected to provide a reply within thirty days of the request.

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Video: A Streetcar Named Sacramento

West Sacramento Mayor Chris Cabaldon and Sacramento City Councilmember Steve Cohn talk with host Scott Syphax about a goal of reintroducing a streetcar system to serve as another component of the region’s transportation system.

Play the video below or click “Watch a Streetcar Name Sacramento” to watch on KVIE’s website.