Portland City Council Considers Adding Trolley Cars. No Word on Dirigible Docking or Heavier Than Air Flight

trolley carsPORTLAND — Tony Donovan, a commercial Realtor and rail transit advocate, stood on a busy section of Commercial Street last Friday afternoon talking about how trolley cars would improve the city. “This is not nostalgia,” Donovan said. “This is the future.” As he talked, he counted cars with only single occupants passing on the street that was itself once a streetcar thoroughfare, with evidence of its rails still visible in places. At one point, seven consecutive vehicles without passengers backed up behind a crosswalk.  “It will make it so much better,” he said, heavily emphasizing the last three words.  (read more at The Forecaster)

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