The City Council is delaying the vote for Seattle's new proposed streetcars. Councilwoman Sally Clark calls streetcars "a useful part of the whole transportation system." But after she scheduled a vote on her resolution in the council's Transportation Committee Tuesday City Councilwoman Jan Drago called off a vote, delaying it until later this year as a new round of questions was raised. This may put off voting for the 4 streetcar lines that would cost an estimated $685 million until after the November election.
While some neighborhoods seem keen on the idea, The Belltown Business Association is happy with just Metro service, much of it in the free zone anyway, so why would we want a streetcar that would charge fares?
I agree that things seem to be working just fine with the Metro service. What do you think?