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Streetcar Vote Expected

By Elizabeth Ruiz 

The VIA Metropolitan Transit Board is set to vote Tuesday on a plan to build a streetcar line in Downtown San Antonio. 

The preferred six mile route is the most expensive of the options that were under consideration--and is expected to cost taxpayers about $280-million. 

"It would in most probablility be built out in phases" said VIA's Charlie Gonzalez, adding "You wopuld have one phase be totally operational and functional--and you would proceed to finish out the rest of it."   

Gonazalez said the agency has about $210-million for the project, and would need the balance to complete the work. 

If the Board gives a thumbs up to the plan, the next step would be an environmental study. Gonzalez said construction won't likely begin for a couple of years after the project is approved.   


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