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VIDEO: Portland Oregon Vintage Streetcar

Portland's vintage streetcar is no bus, but try to imagine a similar operation at the Shady Grove Metro or the Gaithersburg fairgrounds.

Unfortunately, Rockville does not think like Portland, but maybe imagine a vintage streetcar operation from the Rockville Town Center, to the Shady Grove Metro station and to the Gaithersburg fairgrounds—especially if the latter got rebuilt with a big modern convention center.

Incidentally, Portland's "vintage" streetcar is a replica and not original. They are available from Gomaco Trolley Company. Other cities and the National Park Service (in Lowell, MA) now operates them.

Portland also has a modern streetcar and light rail system. How do they manage that?

I know this can't happen in Montgomery County, with its and close relationship to "big oil" foundations. It only happens elsewhere.

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