Sacramento Gets $50 Million To Build Downtown Street Cars

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”.

SAN FRANCISCO, CA - MAY 16, 2013: Tourists and local residents enjoy a cable car ride in San Francisco, California. The city's fabled cable car system is the world's last manually operated cable car system, serving city residents and tourists since the 1870s. The system is operated by the San Francisco Municipal Railway. (Photo by Robert Alexander/Archive Photos/Getty Images) 5104602RA_California18.jpg

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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.

Princess Margaret (1930 - 2002) and Lord Snowdon in San Francisco during a visit to America, 7th November 1965. (Photo by Harry Benson/Express/Getty Images)

(Photo by Harry Benson/Express/Getty Images)

The last time the city of Sacramento had street cars was in the late 1940s.


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