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WhatWorks: The $37 Million Streetcar – POLITICO Magazine

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What Works
The View From a $37 Million Streetcar
Visions of race, poverty and politics in the ‘two Charlottes.’
By November 20, 2015

The most howled-about public transportation vehicle in the South’s most spit-shined city feels like an amusement park ride as it trolls through town. Its wheels click and clack, its bell rings at a pitch just higher than cute and its wooden seats are as quaint and uncomfortable as they can be.

Source: WhatWorks: The $37 Million Streetcar – POLITICO Magazine

When Cars Ran On Rails; Charlotte’s Streetcar Past | WFAE

When Cars Ran On Rails; Charlotte’s Streetcar Past

via When Cars Ran On Rails; Charlotte’s Streetcar Past | WFAE.

English: Photograph of the Old Court House, Ch...
English: Photograph of the Old Court House, Charlotte, North Carolina, 1888. Image reprinted in “Cotton Mill, Commercial Features,” written by D. A. Tompkins, p. 22, published by the author, Charlotte, N.C., 1899. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)