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Downtown Streetcar Project Receives $250K from the Feds

A streetcar in Portland | Photo by Zach Behrens/LAist
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The good news is that the city and non profit charged with bringing downtown a street car scored $250,000 in federal money, reports blogdowntown. That's a... step, but they need up to $100 million to make the line a reality. Next up is possibly applying for $25 million in a $280 million grant fund for "urban circulator" projects.

Councilmember Jose Huizar would like to see a working streetcar by 2014. Conceptual routes take the line between L.A. Live/Convention Center area and the Bunker Hill area via Broadway & Hill.