To Get Around, Some Cities Take A Step Back In Time

Nov 11, 2013

A simulation of Atlanta's planned streetcar

  A lot of us would like to dodge the much-dreaded daily commute. Since that’s usually not possible, many communities are trying to improve that commute. Some cities are going back to the future with old-fashioned street cars. They’re hoping trolleys will reduce congestion and spur economic development. NPR’s Kathy Lohr reports on our own streetcar project here in Atlanta.

This story originally broadcast on NPR's Morning Edition November 7.