The discussion generated by this excellent story is quite worthwhile. Read the whole thing. I’ve said it before and I’ll say it again: if the street car does not tie into transit outside the City limits (do borders really matter so much?), and is not a part of a comprehensive plan, it will be a neat tourist attraction, with its own place on the tourist’s guide to Cville.
If I work up 29 North, or in Crozet to the west, or Lake Monticello to the east, how useful will the streetcar be?
Without considering travel and settlement patterns, this will be a sadly futile exercise – with taxpayers’ dollars.