Daily Archives: August 5, 2009

Trolleys in Red Hook?

OK, so it’s not quite a subway line, but how about a return to above-ground rail in Brooklyn?
“Bloomberg the candidate,” as he’s aptly called in the headline to this WNYC piece, included on his laundry list of potential MTA improvements the return of trolleys to several Brooklyn neighborhoods.

So is this just political posturing?  Of course.  But could it also be a sign of things to come?  The Brooklyn Eagle sheds some light on the situation, announcing a $259,000 “feasibilty analysis” by the Department of Transportation for “streetcar routing and service lines in Red Hook, DUMBO and other waterfront communities…”

Rumors about the return of streetcars first started milling when DOT Commissioner Janette Sadik-Khan told a Canadian newspaper that she felt they were a “great economic development tool.

Read the article for more info.  What do you think?  Trolleys a good idea for Red Hook?  Any chance they happen?  Leave a comment.