Why I Support the Streetcar, Episode 3
MSA: Why did you move to Omaha?
Will: I moved to Omaha to further my career in sustainable energy solutions. I’m impressed by the riverfront redevelopment project and the opportunity for growth here. I’m excited to be here.
MSA: Why have you chosen to support the streetcar movement?
Will: I live and work downtown, and would love to have the same sort of system I was used to using in Seattle where I’d take the streetcar, light rail and busses to get to work. I have a car but would like to get rid of it and not have that added cost.
MSA: Why should others support the streetcar?
Will: Having a streetcar would increase mobility for lots of people and add to the sense of community in downtown Omaha. Streetcars are also environmentally friendly – they move lots of people at a time, keeping more cars off the road. It would be great to see more affordable housing downtown and I think a streetcar could help enable that.