Tax measure gets things rolling for LA streetcars
LOS ANGELES (AP) – Los Angeles voters desire a streetcar and they’re willing to pay for it as the city struggles to move people out of their cars.
Despite buses and trains, residents say it’s still hard to get around in an area that’s struggling to revitalize. Supporters say streetcars could attract 10,000 riders a day.
However, USC engineering professor Jim Moore questions the cost. He says downtown accounts for 2 percent to 4 percent of jobs in LA county. Moore tells the Los Angeles Times the money would be better spent on regional bus service.