S.A. Board of Trustees passes controversial street car plan

S.A. Board of Trustees passes controversial street car plan

Credit: James Munoz / KENS 5

S.A. Board of Trustees passes controversial street car plan

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by Kens5.com

kvue.com

Posted on September 24, 2013 at 8:34 PM

Updated Tuesday, Sep 24 at 8:34 PM

SAN ANTONIO -- The VIA Board of Trustees voted  to pass a controversial street car project in San Antonio Tuesday.

The 5.9 mile route will take $280 million to become a reality. VIA currently has $210 million.

At least three Board members abstained from the vote due to signed conflicts of interest: Henry Munoz, Katherine Thompson-Garcia and Steve Allison.

Henry Munoz and Rick Pitch were not present at the meeting. There was one vacancy with 10 members present.

The six who voted passed the project unanimously. 

The proposed line would travel mostly along Broadway, down St. Mary's and along Cesar Chavez.

It is estimated 1.4. million riders will use the street car system. The project should be in operation by late 2017.

 

 

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