Jose Huizar

City leaders seek to speed downtown L.A. streetcar's 36-year funding wait

City leaders seek to speed downtown L.A. streetcar's 36-year funding wait

After years of grappling with fluctuating cost estimates and a persistent funding shortfall, advocates for the downtown Los Angeles streetcar scored a toehold last fall: $200 million for the project, to be paid through revenue from a new sales tax.

But the commitment, through Measure M, came with a catch: The money would not be available until 2053.

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