Saturday, May 16, 2009
City Requests Federal Funds For Streetcar On Main Street
at 5:14 AM Posted by Middletown Eye (Ed McKeon)
Mayor Sebastian Giuliano and the city's Department of Conservation, Planning and Development have submitted an application for SAFETEA-LU (Safe Accountable Flexible Efficient Transportation Act - A Legacy of Users) for a streetcar line that will run the length of Main Street.
Other communities that have established short-run lines have found them to be so successful that they are soon expanded. City planner Bill Warner cited Lowell and Worcester Massachusetts as nearby examples.
The city will be meeting with leading streetcar manufacturers this month to discuss an engineering feasiblity study.