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Mayor releases Center City streetcar report, says she wants project to go forward despite increased costs

The Mayor’s Office finally released a much-anticipated update on the Center City Streetcar project today.

The good news: Mayor Durkan now wants the project to move forward, and there are no engineering issues that can’t be addressed.

The bad news: the cost has gone up again.

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How much will the Center City Connector streetcar cost?

If you think the Center City Connector streetcar project got put on hold because it’s overbudget, then you misunderstood what just happened. It’s on hold because the city doesn’t know how much it will cost, either to build it or to run it. It also doesn’t seem to be sure how much funding there is for it.

The problem here isn’t that the streetcar is a bad idea (though some people certainly believe that). The problem is that SDOT is a mess and incapable of managing the project.

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