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Fort Worth Drops Streetcar System Proposal

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A modern streetcar sits on exhibit at in Fort Worth. The city was pondering adopting a rail system. (credit: Joel Thomas/KTVT/KTXA)

A modern streetcar sits on exhibit at in Fort Worth. The city was pondering adopting a rail system. (credit: Joel Thomas/KTVT/KTXA)

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FORT WORTH (AP) - Fort Worth has put the brakes on a proposed $88 million streetcar line.

The Fort Worth City Council voted Tuesday night to drop plans for a feasibility study.

Mayor Mike Moncrief cited funding concerns in voting with the majority in the 5-3 decision against the final phase of the three-part review. A vote to proceed with the study would have paved the way for the city to accept a $25 million federal grant, with some matching funds involved.

The proposed line would have consisted of three cars making a six mile round-trip from north Fort Worth, through downtown and to the city’s south area.

(Copyright 2010 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)

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