If all goes according to plan, construction could begin on the $97-million project to restore streetcar service to Downtown El Paso by the end of the year, according to transportation officials.
The firm that will build the project is expected to be selected from a shortlist of four finalists in August.
Also called trolleys, the historic streetcars were a part of life and work in El Paso until the early 1970s.
“It’s going to change that whole area. It’s rail; it is not going anywhere. You can move a bus route. It is going to be an economic driver, no doubt about it,” said Daryl Cole, Tucson’s transportation director.
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