Historic streetcars still in plans for First Avenue line

Tom Gibbs writes:

Hi Friends of the Benson Streetcars,

On April 29, at Town Hall the City Club and Seattle Channel sponsored a town meeting to discuss the plans for the proposed waterfront park. The meeting is being shown on Seattle Channel.

Of interest to all of us is a response given by Marshall Foster, Seattle’s Planning Director, to a question about the use of the Benson cars on the waterfront. Marshall was very positive about including the vintage cars on the Center City Connector which will run on 1st Avenue. He mentioned the attraction of using the old cars to connect Pioneer Square with the Market and MOHAI.

You might remember that I started to explore the CCC option with SDOT late last year. I’ll have some good information to share in the next couple of weeks. Meanwhile, take a look at Marshall’s comments – they are very encouraging.

Warm regards, Tom