BCC asks attorney general if TDC funds can be used for transportation network

Published: Friday, February 22, 2013 at 05:58 PM.

Charlie Reichman with the 30A Tram Committee made his case Tuesday morning to bring tram traffic to the Walton County beaches.

"We're close to getting the approvals needed," he told those gathered inside the conference room at the Walton County Chamber of Commerce office.

A small group of seven listened to Reichman make his case with the help of a PowerPoint presentation. Kellie Jo Kilberg, president of the Chamber, was in attendance as well as Government Affairs Committee chairman West Ritchie .

"It seems like a good idea to me," Ritchie said. "I don't know why some people would be against it."

The opposition, Reichman said, could come from the fact that a similar project failed over 10 years ago.

"I think it just left a lingering, bad taste," he said.

The proposition Reichman made is for a tram system that runs along Scenic 30A to be offered, for free, to the public. The 23-passenger trams could help in reducing vehicular traffic, clear some coveted parking spaces as well as provide an alternative mode of transportation for impaired drivers.

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