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Continued: Minneapolis City Council takes first votes on streetcar funding

  • Article by: ERIC ROPER , Star Tribune
  • Last update: June 17, 2013 - 9:23 PM

“Our competitor cities — Dallas, Portland, Charlotte, Salt Lake City and Seattle — are well ahead of us, showing that modern streetcars get people out of cars and spur millions in new development,” Rybak said in his April speech, adding that he plans to deliver a financing plan by year’s end.

A joint meeting of the city’s budget and transportation committees will vote on the plan and take public testimony at City Hall on Tuesday. A final vote establishing the district could come at the council’s next full meeting next week. If the multiple funding pieces fall into place — which remains uncertain — construction could begin in 2016 or 2017.

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