WTS: Downtown Streetcar Update

LA Streetcar
program update 

After years of decline, Broadway is back on track in Downtown Los Angeles. WTS-LA hits the boards with a program on Bringing Back Broadway, a public-private partnership now in the sixth year of a 10-year plan to revitalize this national register historic district.

 

Los Angeles City Councilmember José Huizar, founder of Bringing Back Broadway, along with his Executive Director Jessica Wethington McLean will highlight the initiative’s vast range of efforts from historic preservation to economic development, business incentives, urban planning and design to transportation systems, including the

LA Streetcar planned to start construction next year.

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