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OGDEN, Utah (AP) -- A study has concluded that streetcars would be better than a gondola for linking downtown and Weber State University.
A gondola likely wouldn't be eligible for the federal transportation funding the study is targeting, largely due to its unprecedented nature.
The Federal Transit Administration uses projected ridership to determine which projects merit funding, and the agency has nothing on which to base such figures for a gondola, or aerial cableway.
The study concluded that streetcars would be the best mode of public transportation between the Intermodal Transit Center and the university.
The streetcars would cost 100 (M)million dollars to install and ten (M)million dollars a year to operate
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