pash wrote:It would be rather silly not to simplify things by including the riverfront in the same TDD, given how easy it would be. And indeed the entire riverfront is already included in the new TDD proposed under the plan to extend the line down Main Street.
? Any chance it could be built before the Main Street extension?
It's possible the map here is out of date, but it certainly shows the riverfront excluded.
As for the chance to be first, absolutely. The line south needs federal funding on top of the TDD as done the riverfront segement. Odds are not zero for either plan, but it's possible the smaller number makes the riverfront line have greater odds of success. Hard to say until someone applies and gets an answer. Each project has its own dynamic involved.
The only transit plan that could build anything for sure is on the Nov ballot, because it's worded so it can build what it can fund without additional money.