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A mode of transportation from the past has captured Charlotte's imagination. Saved from a condemned building and restored, trolley car number 85, last used in 1938, now makes one-mile runs. Three more cars will be added and the route lengthened.
A mode of transportation from the past, a trolley car, has captured Charlotte's imagination. Car number 85, last used in 1938, was saved from the scrap heap by the Historic Landmarks Commission and restored. This trolley's run was one mile in 1997 and has since been extended, with three more trolleys added and three more additions planned. Goodpasture discusses the economic impact the trolleys are having on Charlotte.
Using an old restored trolley car, Charlotte began a one-mile run in 1997, with more cars and a route extension anticipated. However, the project, which was supposed to be nonprofit with hardly any public expense, will cost taxpayers over $33 million. Martin discusses reasons for this.
In the 1990s, the nonprofit Charlotte Trolley began offering rides in the South End on refurbished, vintage trolley cars in order to attract tourists and prompt economic development.