Ever been tired of driving in Downtown Sacramento and being stuck in traffic? Well, today Sacramento has been given $50 million from a congressional budget to build streetcars. The purpose of street cars is to hopefully reduce rush hour traffic in Downtown.
The Sac Bee reports that the money is supposed “to help construct the four-mile rail line planned for downtown Sacramento streets and for the riverfront area in West Sacramento”.
Although, the city of Sacramento is closer to having Street cars, the project is estimated to cost more than $200 million dollars. Officals are hoping that in June they can convince the federal government to cough up $100 million for the project.
The last time the city of Sacramento had street cars was in the late 1940s.