Tear up streetcar tracks. We are well past the point where streetcars are cost-ineffective. They’re cheap to run (even the $2 million ALRVs cost only about $45 per hour on the street), but the infrastructure is untenable. Plus they’re inaccessible.

What’s the alternative? Articulated low-floor trolley buses. Still electric and all. Then again, in this town we tend to get rid of any bus that isn’t diesel.

Collage shows torn-up street with rusted newly-installed streetcar tracks and bright-green ties and hardware

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