Wouldn’t you love to have a street car line running from UTEP to downtown…I would. My mom sent me an article from the San Antonio Express News and they are now seriously looking at getting streetcars up and running there in the next 2-3 years. The project has all the major political and private big shots supporting it and after the study is completed, it will just be a matter of funding it. Which leads me to my next question.
Should El Paso seriously consider a street car line and if it were to happen, where would you place it?
If I had my way, I would create a street car line that goes up and down Mesa from downtown up to around UTEP or maybe even Executive. I know this idea isn’t revolutionary here and has definitely been thrown around recently, but I always like to bring up topics that are important to me and I seriously want your opinion. Would a street car line spur rapid development along its corridors?
Does mass transportation really have a future here in El Paso? I haven’t ridden on the BRT yet, but I probably should…only problem is that I have to drive there to jump on it…or I guess I could take the city bus and then transfer.
So next time you think of Marlon Brando yelling for Stella, think of a Streetcar named El Paso.
My name is David and I am living El Paso.