by Otto Vondrak
So after NYCDOT rips out the tracks, and Bob Diamond and the BHRA is evicted from their "carhouse," now they think trolleys are a good idea??
August 18, 2009http://www.brownstoner.com/brownstoner/ ... ing_re.php
Resurrecting Red Hook's Trolley Tracks
There's been some talk in recent years about the possibility of creating trolley lines to service areas of Brooklyn and Queens that are hard to access by public transportation, but now the idea is officially on the table. According to NY1, at a campaign event earlier this month, Mayor Bloomberg said that he is interested in trolley service, and his team is currently investigating the feasibility of using the city's old trolley tracks, starting in Red Hook.
Mayor Michael Bloomberg signaled his interest in bringing back streetcar service in growing waterfront areas like Red Hook at a campaign event Monday, and the president of the Brooklyn Historic Railway Association says he couldn't be more thrilled. NY1 Transit reporter Bobby Cuza filed the following report. There was a time not long ago when it seemed Brooklyn trolleys might enjoy a revival. Under the leadership of Bob Diamond, president of the Brooklyn Historic Railway Association, track was laid, and some cars even made short demonstration runs along the Red Hook waterfront. But then the city pulled the plug on the project, and the trolley cars have sat dormant ever since. Only now, the mayor wants to give trolleys another look. "I'm just completely thrilled that Mayor Michael Bloomberg has realized the merits of the trolley project," Diamond said.http://www.ny1.com/content/top_stories/ ... fault.aspx