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Posted at 04:36 PM ET, 06/26/2012

Wells no fan of private streetcars

A chief booster of the District’s proposed street-car system said Tuesday he’s skeptical of Mayor Vincent C. Gray’s effort to secure private funding for the project.

Earlier Tuesday, the Gray administration issued a Request for Information seeking input from private investors on how a they would finance and manage the proposed $1.5 billion, 37-mile project.

Ward 6 council member Tommy Wells (Photo by Rebecca D'Angelo/For the Washington Post) (Rebecca D'Angelo)
But D.C. Council member Tommy Wells (D-Ward 6) said he worries that private investors would lead to higher fares, fewer routes and undermine the character and quality of the city’s public transportation options.

You can read about Gray’s effort and Wells’ concerns here.

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