Restoring streetcars to Memphis…soon?

Galveston, Texas isn’t the only city that’s suffered delays in restoring heritage streetcar service in the wake of a disaster.

Memphis, Tennessee, the Mississippi River port long associated with blues, barbecue and Elvis, is also struggling to restore service on its heritage network, which has been idle since last June.

The difference between the two cities is that Memphians are anxious for service to return.

Businesses located along Main Street, the spine of the trolley system, have been pressing the Memphis Area Transit Authority (MATA) to return its sidelined trolleys to service in time for the annual Memphis in May barbecue competition.

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