As the Greate Dayton RTA considers getting rid of our electric trolleys because of their expense, other cities are bringing them back. I hope that the RTA reconsiders and looks at ways to not only keep our trolleys but actually expand the program with better marketing. I don’t think many Daytonians realize the history behind our trolleys or the fact that Dayton is one of only a handful of American cities that still have them.
Like mounted police (which the city did away with years ago because of expense), things like trolleys and streetcars help make a city unique and add to the experience of being downtown. It is time for the city to really consider putting money into these kinds of things as our downtown continues to see more people and development.
By DANIEL J. GOLDSTEIN and ARENA WELCH
December 28, 2006
Link: Washington Plans $25M Project To Bring Back Its Trolley Cars – December 28, 2006 – The New York Sun.
Washington residents cheered the return of professional baseball to the American capital last year after a 33-year absence. Soon, they’ll be able to look back to the future again.
The city is planning a $25 million project to bring back the trolley cars that last rumbled along its streets during the Kennedy administration…