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Heritage Trolley Site
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Los Angeles, CA

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Los Angeles, CA

Downtown Streetcar

In the fall of 2001 Congresswoman Lucille Roybal-Allard secured $100,000 for a study to determine the feasibility of re-establishing a historic Red Car trolley in downtown Los Angeles. The proposed trolley would connect the various hubs of business, culture, education, entertainment and government in downtown Los Angeles.

Several years later, that money was put to work to study a route connecting important sites downtown. As well, another proposal has surfaced that would a close-in northwest neighborhood with downtown.

Follow this link for an article describing the status of planning for the downtown line in early 2006:

In early 2011 funding was allocated by the Los Angeles City Council for preliminary engineering and environmental studies for the route, but equipped with modern streetcars. Since then serious efforts to develop the proposal have been underway and are gaining key local support.

The following news notes provide more information on plans for heritage trolley and modern streetcar lines in Los Angeles:


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