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Tempe’s Gold Plated Streetcar

According to the project┬ápage, Tempe’s streetcar line will have a capital cost of 160 million dollars.

  • For all of 2.6 miles of track.
  • Along a wide ROW with minimal impacts.
  • Running in mixed traffic.
  • With bus-stop style stations.

How the fuck does a simple streetcar project wind up costing $60 million/mile!? For that kind of money, they are getting into the price range of a full-blown metro.

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