An artist imagines a better world, and tries to render it in surprising ways. And this becomes a way for his/her audiences to experience the possibilities of freedom that they can’t find in reality.
-Guillermo Gomez Pena-
Join in and follow the New El Paso Transnational Trolley!
Take a journey Beyond The Bridge with El Paso artist Peter Svarzbein whose Transnational Trolley Project challenges, inspires and shakes things up as he reveals a new way to understand life on the border of El Paso and Juarez. The Bridge Series Premiere Wednesday, July 10 at 10p only on FX.
Anonymous asked: Will the trolley at least break even or will the El Paso taxpayer make up the difference? While the idea of a downtown sound nice, the fiscal reality is a different story. I cannot seem to find on your website to address these issues realistically. Studies show that trolleys are money losers and the taxpayer is stuck with the bill
http://188.8.131.52/~epmpo/Rail/RailTransitStudy.pdf contains most of the materials relating to the study of a street-car line connecting downtown with the UTEP area… Studies have shown anywhere from a 3 to 11 or 1 to 27 Return on Investment relating to other cities installing steetcar lines. People who ride buses, ride buses but the ridership of fixed-rail mass transit is much, much larger.