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#1 Sloan

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Posted 24 July 2014 - 09:29 AM

City Planner Rick Cunningham tells Nebraska Watchdog (see video below) that plans for a light rail system are still on track. According to Cunningham while he’d like it sooner “in reality it probably wouldn’t happen for four or five years.”


http://watchdog.org/...esired-by-some/

Warren "Oracle of Omaha" Buffet's criticism has merit on a business level; however community leaders must sell him on the compassion aspect of light rail. Since Buffet plans to give away more than 50% of his net worth after death to charity, he should know that streetcars are tools for economic development that will help the poor gain access to jobs.

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Posted 04 November 2017 - 10:41 PM

Wichita, KS Eagle, 11/4/17:

 

 

Organization works to support Omaha streetcar

 

 

A new organization has launched an effort to build public support for an Omaha streetcar.

 

The members of Modern Streetcar Advocates are pushing to create the city's first modern streetcar line that would go through midtown and downtown Omaha, the Omaha World-Herald reported .

 

 

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Posted 04 November 2017 - 10:43 PM

Omaha, NE   World-Herald, 11/2/17:

 


 

Advocates for streetcar connecting midtown and downtown give project a new push

 

A new organization, Modern Streetcar Advocates, is launching an effort today to build public support for an Omaha streetcar.

 

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Posted 17 November 2017 - 12:00 PM

Omaha, NE World-Herald, 11/15/17:

 


 

Urban planners say streetcar could encourage economic development, revitalize downtown Omaha

 


 

About 150 people turned out Tuesday in midtown Omaha to hear two urban planners talk streetcars.


 

Steve Jensen, a planning consultant for the city, and Derek Miller, the city’s long-range planning consultant, framed the streetcar as part of the solution to challenges Omaha faces in economic development and transportation.

 

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