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Every Million Dollars Count When Building a Streetcar

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The tram in San Diego, as seen in 1994 | Photo by LHOON via Flickr

With $5 million already committed by the city, Councilman and streetcar proponent Jose Huizar has found another $1 million to help lay the foundation for a downtown streetcar operating a 3.4 mile route in what he hopes is by 2014. After finding out that the Upper 2nd Street project was completed $1 million under budget, reports Eric Richardson of blogdownown, Huizar wants to slide that money over to the streetcar, which is estimated to cost $90 million in total with up to 50% of the project's funds coming from the private sector. It's a small step, but every dollars counts on this one.