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Residents discuss pricey proposed tram between LSU, downtown

7 months 3 weeks 17 hours ago March 01, 2016 Mar 1, 2016 Tuesday, March 01 2016 March 01, 2016 10:51 PM in News
Source: WBRZ
By: Hunter Robinson

BATON ROUGE - At a meeting Tuesday night, transportation leaders talked about a proposed plan to provide a new, pricey option to shuttle people from LSU to downtown Baton Rouge and back again.

The TramLinkBR calls for a tram line running from campus along Nicholson through south Baton Rouge to downtown. Some residents at the meeting were in favor of the tram, and believe it would help communities it passes through.

"The Nicholson corridor is already developing," Cris Nichols says. "If you put this tram in, all of the things we use on a regular basis like restaurants and cleaners and that sort of thing is going to happen along that corridor."

The major obstacle to constructing the tram is money. It would cost an estimated $100 million to build.

There's another meeting scheduled to talk about the tram Wednesday. It's at the Louisiana Art and Science Museum in downtown between 5-7:30 p.m.

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