City OK’s study of S.E. LRT financing options

Council approved Ald. Shane Keating’s proposal for a “workshop” to consider a special finance scheme to build a southeast LRT line, but the debate around his long-shot idea helped harden divisions about how council takes its next steps on expanding the transit system.

Keating’s pitch came about an hour after council gave final OK to RouteAhead, a 30-year transit plan that puts the southeast line and a connected extension up Centre Street or Edmonton Trail on roughly equal footing on the priority list.

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