The waterfront plan still ignores the streetcar

The waterfront plan still ignores the streetcar. They are proposing a rubber-tired shuttle bus, just like Metro’s failed Route 99 which replaced the George Benson line.

When I pressed staff at the presentation last Wednesday, they made some lame comment about putting the W2 cars on First Avenue. That would require two sets of stations, one for high-floor cars and one for low-floor cars. A real mess.

Now is the time to press for returning the historic cars to the waterfront. With the viaduct gone, there is certainly room for a 20-foot ROW for streetcars!

-R.