Plans for new streetcar in central downtown resurrected in Seattle's 2022 budget proposal

The more than $280 million proposed streetcar was initially approved by the city council in 2014.

Editor’s note: The above video on the Center City Connector funding originally aired on Aug. 12, 2019.

SEATTLE – Plans for a troubled transit project originally approved by the Seattle City Council in 2014 were revived in the 2022 budget proposal.

The estimated $285 million Center City Connector (C3) streetcar was conceived as part of the One Center City, connecting the South Lake Union and First Hill streetcar lines via a 1.3-mile route mostly along 1st Avenue.

The streetcar, backed by organizations like the Downtown Seattle Association, was officially

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