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THE MICHIGAN DAILY

ednesdoy, July 16 1975

P.eFuteH ICIA AL ensdy uy1,17

A trip to yesteryear---riding
the trolley from State to Main

By ELAINE FLETCHER
A trolley "trip into the past"
may be in store for local shop-
pers moving between the city's
disjointed and depressed down-
town commerce centers next
summer if a group of private
citizens have their way.
With the antique car already
purchased, the citizen group,
calling itself the Ann Arbor
Street and Railway Museum, is
attempting to convince City Hall
that the proposed trolley line,
which would run down Liberty
from State to First Street, is
not impractical.
THE WORKING relic, accord-
ing to the group, would aid in

the city's revitalization efforts
by providing a unique attraction
as well as needed transporta-
tion links between the area's
beleaguered downtown sectors.
Built in St. Louis in 1899, the
trolley holds 40 passengers, and
would operate all day, all year
round for 25 cents on weekdays
and only a dime on weekends.
"AND THERE'D be night runs
for theatre-goers," adds Mary
Lou Slater, president of the
group - "It's very pretty lit up
at night."
Though the first phase of their
effort is concentrated on estab-
lishing the half-mile Liberty
trolley, Slater envisions an ex-

tension of the line, "so that
eventually people could ride
from the edge of the old west-
side neighborhood to South U
and Washtenaw."
While formal approval of the
project has not been obtained
from the City Council, installa-
tion of the trolley line is one of
Council's approved goals for its
bicentennial commission, says
Slater.
AND WITH the support of the
city Chamber of Commerce,
State Street and Downtown Mer-
chants Associations as well as
Ann Arbor Tomorrow, Slater is
forging ahead with plans for a
See TROLLEY, Page 16

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