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Connections: Will streetcars make a comeback?

Apr 30, 2019

First, there was a Streetcar Named Desire; now there is a question about whether Rochester has a desire for a streetcar. A new film called “The Trolley” is coming to the Little Theatre as part of Reconnect Rochester’s Rochester Street Films series. It tells the story of trolleys as shapers of our urban environments; it describes their disappearance; and finally, it calls for their return to prominence in the American future.

But is that realistic? What impact would that have? Our guests are ready to talk about how we get around:

  • Howard Decker, author, architect, urbanist, and member of Reconnect Rochester's Advisory Council
  • Carlos Mercado, rail advocate and member of Reconnect Rochester's Advisory Council
  • Stephen Low, filmmaker for "The Trolley"