SAN ANTONIO (AP) Planners are recommending that a streetcar system be built in downtown San Antonio that would serve up to 1.4 million passengers a year.
VIA Metropolitan Transit is pushing a streetcar route nearly six miles long and costing an estimated $280 million. Officials told the San Antonio Express-News that it would require $8.5 million annually to operate and maintain.
VIA says it needs at least $70 million to build the electric-powered system in its entirety. But it likely will have to build in phases, constructing tracks along roadways as federal funds become available.
The VIA board of trustees is scheduled to vote on the plan Sept. 24. Officials say the project would be fully designed by fall 2015 and at least part of the system could be operational by late 2017.
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