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://220.127.116.11/~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.