Ogden applying for streetcar grant

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OGDEN -- Ogden is moving forward with plans to build a streetcar system.

According to the Standard-Examiner, the city is applying for a federal grant to help fund the $25 million project.

The grant would come from the Federal Transit Administration and would likely require Ogden to match funds up to $5 million or $6 million. That money would come from a sales and use tax increase approved by voters in 2007.

Ogden's streetcar system would be similar to Salt Lake's TRAX and would circulate downtown.

If Ogden is chosen for the grant, it may be months before it is approved. It will take several years beyond that for construction of the streetcar system, which would be just over 2 miles in length and carry an estimated 300,000 passengers per year.

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