Reno Streetcar Coalition Pushes to Add Trolleys — KTVN

By Arianna Bennett

You expect to see those iconic trolley cars on the streets of San Francisco, but now there's a movement to bring them here to Reno.
A portion of Virginia Street is due for a remodel, planned for 2017. And when that project starts, a group of local business owners and politicians are hoping they'll add streetcars to the plan. They say it'll boost tourism, ease traffic and save money in the long run.

"It's also a huge economic engine for development. Anytime that you see streetcars or trolleys that are developed, there's typically anywhere from 16 to 60 times the investment on each side, for three blocks back,” says Blake Smith, Reno Streetcar Coalition Chair.

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