- Associated Press - Tuesday, February 4, 2014

GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. (AP) - Supporters of a proposed downtown Grand Rapids streetcar line plan to update their vision for the project and pursue funding by this summer.

The Rapid public-transit system wants to find out what an electric streetcar line would cost and how the money could come together.

The Grand Rapids Press reports (https://bit.ly/1fKy0bh ) an advisory committee started meeting last month. Officials plan to build on a 2008 study on the issue.

The original streetcar study envisioned a $79 million, 3-mile route mostly along Monroe Avenue between Rapid Central Station and the Sixth Street Bridge.

Grand Rapids in the early 1900s had as many as 70 miles of streetcar lines.

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Information from: The Grand Rapids Press, https://www.mlive.com/grand-rapids

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