It’s easy to get frustrated about alternative forms of transportation in a Western town where cars are king, but if the oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico isn’t reason enough to dream then we don’t know what is. Again, if you missed our two-part post on the past, present and future of trolleys in Colorado Springs last October, see why it’s possible Colorado Springs could have a great future AND past ahead of it: Part 1 is HERE, and Part 2 is HERE). We hope these two posts will motivate you to speak up tonight:

The Colorado Springs Streetcar Feasibility Study’s final public meeting is Wednesday, June 2…. You have one more chance to voice your opinion before the final report is written…. Citizens will have the final say on the proposed electric streetcar system in the central business district of Colorado Springs and surrounding areas. Potential expansions include north to the University of Colorado at Colorado Springs and to areas south east and west of the central business district. The study team is seeking citizen input on proposed alignments, funding sources, and vehicle types. Feedback from this meeting will be included in the final report. Stakeholders view streetcars as a way to enhance mobility and “walkability,” promote active neighborhoods, new residential, retail and business growth and employment, and improve quality of life.

The study is a citizen-driven initiative in which the private sector is exploring creative solutions to community needs. The study is funded by a combination of federal government planning grants and funds that can be used only for planning studies.

The meeting takes place at the City Administration Building, 30 S. Nevada Ave. between 5:30 and 7 p.m.

Complete information at www.csStreetcar.com)

 

Comments are closed.

News

July 28, 2014 | NPR · Recent polls show more than 8 in 10 Jewish Israelis support the military operation, even as the death tolls climb. And Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s ratings are soaring.
 

July 28, 2014 | NPR · Even though Spain’s economy is out of recession, youth unemployment has hit 57.7 percent — more than double the continent’s average. Economists say it could be years before jobs return. By then, many Spanish 20-somethings — dubbed the “lost generation” — will have missed a decade or more of work.
 

Maria Fabrizio for NPR
July 28, 2014 | NPR · Do you feel like you wander aimlessly through life, or is there a reason you’re here? Psychologists say people with a sense of purpose may stress out less. Or they may lead healthier lives.
 

Arts & Life

AP
July 27, 2014 | NPR · In the Land of Love and Drowning, the islands are a magical setting for three generations of one family living through the modern history of the territory as it passes from Danish to American hands.
 

Courtesy of Silverstone Auction
July 27, 2014 | NPR · The Harrier Jump Jet is known for vertical take-offs and landings. It also has an accident-prone track record, but that didn’t dissuade one pilot from buying his dream plane.
 

July 27, 2014 | NPR · An experiment at a new production of Carmen has many wondering how technology will affect operagoers’ experience. NPR’s Arun Rath talks to Kim Witman, director of the Wolf Trap Opera.
 

Music

July 28, 2014 | NPR · Brothers Kenny and Curt Thompkins were inspired to record an album in a racquetball court after hearing the acoustics there last year. The result appears in their new album, out this week.
 

Bettmann/CORBIS
July 28, 2014 | NPR · One hundred years after the start of World War I, hear a range of pop and classical music from artists of the era. Some music reflects the war’s violence, some gives solace.
 

Courtesy of the artist
July 27, 2014 | NPR · Inspired by the birth of a child and a new career, Austin Lunn’s triumphant, ebullient new album as Panopticon steps outside his curveball mixture of metal and American folk.
 

Get the KRCC iPhone App

The Writer's Almanac

Radiolab