Why is the street car loop that Tom Barrett wants to build even remotely a good idea? If you know, please tell me. I hope, however, that I'll hear something other than that we have 91 million dollars burning a hole in our pocket or that it will build "momentum" toward some other form of rail. If some other form of rail is a good idea, make the case for that and not for something that seems entirely superfluous.
I can see the value in rail transit if it takes people off the streets and freeways, thereby reducing congestion. The difficulty has always been that 1) Milwaukee does not have a highly concentrated population and 2) the cost estimates always appear to be in the stratosphere.
But put that aside. This runs on the street. Why not use busses. Even electrical busses. What is the purpose of this? Can even Jim Rowen explain?