I hope that there is more to NAACP's opposition that what is stated in the Enquire article. If not, that would mean the the NAACP is opposing a viable way of doing the following for the struggling downtown/OTR area:
1. Linking neighborhoods with a modern, convenient and attractive
2. Provide quality service to attract and
reach new transit ridership. Offer more transit options
3. Reduce short inner-city auto trips, parking demand, traffic congestion and air pollution.
4. Encourage economic development and affordable housing options to the
In many struggling urban areas, streetcar implementation has proven to reduce congestion and parking problems in addition to creating a low emission transportation alternative with environmentally-friendly features.
What is there to oppose....I want to know more.