Thread bump. Atlanta's streetcar is about to go in the trash: http://politics.blog...-the-long-view/
I think its important to note that a streetcar system without proper planning and dedicated ROW is not the savior to central city transit. It was highlighted during the T's most recent Master Plan efforts by it's consultants and from the public.
Atlanta is a prime example of how you can permanently damage multi-modal transit in an urban area. They might never get another chance, especially with the current political climate. It's important to get it right here in FW whether it is streetcar, light rail, or BRT.
I think BRT is the most likely and feasible from a dollars standpoint. The execution from planning, marketing, and customer service will be critical. Look at the battle Dallas is having right now with their D2 alignment. You have a bunch of people trying to do it right IMO by going underground. They recognize what will happen if you are wrong.
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