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Applauding Pending Death Of “The Wave” Streetcar

Computerized illustration of The Wave project that was used to promote it.

Fort Lauderdale Against The Wave (FLAW) is applauding the pending death after Tuesday’s election of the long-planned streetcar system, which is expected to cost $100s million.

Noting that all six candidates in the Fort Lauderdale commission and mayor’s election are against the streetcar, “no matter who wins the March 13 election, it appears that The Wave, as currently planned, is headed for termination,” states a news release from the organization, which gives no membership numbers.

FLAW says “one of the viable alternative(s) appear to be electric buses, favored now by most cities over dated streetcar technology.  According to officials from (bus companies) Proterra, American Flyer and Gillig, among others, statistics indicate these buses would cost approximately $2 million each, and be produced within a two-year time frame.  In addition to obvious cost savings, routes can be easily changed to accommodate population shifts and needs,” a second statement from the group contends.

By Buddy Nevins, BrowardBeat.com, excerpt posted on SouthFloridaReporter.com, Mar. 12, 2018