From Tom Gibbs:
Just got word that the City is going to hold an open house on the 29th to discuss the Center City Connector (CCC) on 1st Avenue. This is the proposed streetcar line that will connect the South Lake Union and the First Hill lines. The project team will present analyses of operation on 1st Avenue in mixed traffic and on an exclusive lane.
As you know from an earlier message from me, the CCC planners are considering the use of the George Benson cars along with modern streetcars on this line.
Recently voiced opposition from the Port and some freight interests to the use of any streetcars on the waterfront might result in the CCC being the only opportunity for the vintage cars to be restored to service here in Seattle. That being the case, I urge as many of you as possible to attend the open house and voice your support for including the Benson cars as part of the CCC fleet.
The open house will be at the Market on the 3rd floor of the Pike Place Market Economy Building. It will be held in the Elliott Bay room which is located above the newsstand and Rachel the Pig. The session will run from 5 to 7 PM next Tuesday, the 29th.
I hope to see many of you there.