A new desire for streetcars

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Electric streetcars are an old idea that should be brought back, some civic leaders believe.

IBJ reporter Chris Oâ??Malley writes today
that heavyweights including Indiana Convention and Visitors Association President Bob Bedell are backing a not-for-profit
called Downtown Indianapolis Streetcar Corp.

The group wants to see streetcars zipping around downtown and linking IndyGo buses and other forms of transportation.

The idea is working in a revitalized Portland, Ore., so why not here? goes their reasoning.

Are they on the right track? Would you ride them?

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