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Tucson streetcar gets rolling, expansion eyed

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Tucson streetcar gets rolling, expansion eyed

By Greg Gurule. CREATED Jul 22, 2014

 TUCSON (KGUN9-TV) - Tucson's modern street car hasn't even started taking paying customers yet but here's already a call to expand the rail line.  The streetcar will start carrying regular passengers this coming Friday on a route from the University of Arizona through downtown. 

Streetcar backers are already talking about expanding the system, reaching from Tucson Mall to Tucson International Airport.  Federal money has already paid for the current system, but streetcar supporters say private investors are already interested in expanding the area it covers within roughly three years.