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New effort to build light rail from Chas. to airport

(Charleston-AP) March 21, 2005 - Futrex and the Charleston Area Regional Transportation Authority are asking the federal government for another chance to develop a monorail system.

Futrex came to the Charleston area ten years ago with plans to build a light-rail system. The plans drew some public money, but very little private investment followed.

A $35 million prototype Futrex had proposed building between Charleston International Airport and the North Charleston Convention Center never was started. Most of the $6.2 million appropriated for the project by Congress from 1998 through 2000 remains unspent.

Posted 9:11am by BrettWitt

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