Red Hook Trolley Keeps Inching Forward, Could Actually Happen

05/18/2010 9:55 AM |

Red Hook trolley

It’s been a little over eight months since Brooklyn Congresswoman Nydia Velázquez requested $10 million for the building and refurbishing of a Red Hook trolley line that would connect the subway-deprived neighborhood to Downtown Brooklyn, and about five years since a federal grant provided $300,000 to do a feasibility study for the project, and now that money (the 300 grand, not the 10 mil) is finally going to be used. The Post reports that the city is at long last looking to hire a consultant in the next two months who will conduct a study on the proposed trolley, which would run from the waterfront tip of Van Brunt Street, along Richards and then Columbia all the way to Atlantic Avenue.

A further extension along Atlantic and up to Borough Hall Fulton Street is also being considered (click here for PDF map). Meanwhile those $10 million dollars are pending the approval of a House transit bill, so it looks like this thing might actually happen! Still no word on the Dumbo trolleys, though. (Brownstoner)