Monday, February 27, 2006

Bring Back the Trolley

Forgotten New York has a post today adding to its previous coverage of exposed trolley tracks that were once paved over but refuse to go away. It's interesting to note that the same General Motors that could very well go out of business in the early part of the 21st Century was largely responsible for having trolleys removed in the early part of the last century: "By 1948, all the trolleys were gone to be replaced by buses. It has been alleged that General Motors and an unspecified tire company conspired to speed the trolleys' demise," notes Forgotten NY. Here's an idea: let's intentionally expose the tracks and put trolleys on them again ... not the old-fashioned, tourist attraction trolleys, but modern trolleys that are springing up in cities all over America and actually help the city function with less pollution and impact on the enviornment. Read more about trolleys on Forgotten New York here.