City may look to streetcar history for future of transit

Inner-city denizens’ dream of a Calgary streetcar system comeback could take a very, very small step forward next week.

It will come in the form of a proposed $100,000 study that’s very broad and very vague.

The senior transit planner helping plot this look into a potential “urban transit loop” said the following questions are not yet defined: what areas the loop would cover, what kind of transit mode — streetcar or otherwise — would be used, what purpose or service gap it would serve, and whether it should be a loop at all.

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