The article describes how a local Dallas group turned to trolleys to improve transportation in order to attract visitors. A Trolley Task Force formed by trolley enthusiasts outlined a proposal for the trolley to run along McKinney Avenue into the fringe of downtown. Details of their efforts are described. Federal grants were sought from the Urban Mass Transportation Administration, and McKinney Avenue Transportation Authority, Incorporated (MATA) would own the trolley cars and the storage facility to avoid having to take bids on equipment and property. Details of the acquisition of the trolley cars, storage, and the construction of the actual system are summarized.

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  • Accession Number: 00496396
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Aug 31 1991 12:00AM