07/23/2010 // Dallas, Texas, US // TiffNews10 // News Desk
Dallas, Texas – McKinney Avenue Transit Authority officials are seeking to make its streetcar system more attractive to commuters. As reported by the Dallas Morning News, a multi-million dollar federal grant will fund an extension of the McKinney Avenue trolley, and other upgrades officials believe will make it more than an attraction for tourists.
Phil Cobb, president of the McKinney Avenue Transit Authority, is quoted in the report as stating of the plans, “There has been a definite shift in our mission… We’re not just a little Uptown tourist attraction anymore.”
Cobb is further quoted as stating of possible considerations of charging a fare for rides in the future after expected completion of the upgrades in 2012-2013, “You look at the number of riders and think of $1 or even 50 cents per ride and how much money that would bring in. It’s not going to happen this year or next year, but it’s worth thinking about.”
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