It’s well known that Los Angeles is one of the most heavily congested areas in the country. In order to improve traffic conditions, we have to consider options that will emphasize mobility, accessibility, and affordability for both commuters and the City.
One option is to bring back the trolley system. This new proposal will be voted on in November as a special tax measure. The idea is to utilize a four-mile streetcar line that would serve the “Civic Center, Grand Avenue, L.A. Live, the Convention Center, Pershing Square and the city’s historic core” seven days a week. As Councilman Jose Huizar says, streetcars are about economic development, and the system could help complete revitalization of the downtown area. Not only would the effort allow for a greener Los Angeles, the system would help promote tourism and business. In this case, $125 million in additional tax revenue could be put to good use.
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