Rail’s Direction Hinges on New City Leadership

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Mayor-elect Peter Carlisle has consistently spoken in strong support of the city’s rail project.

When asked about the $5.5 billion transit plan in an interview at the end of the day Friday, he reiterated his stance.

“Look, we need rail,” Carlisle said. “The most important thing about rail right now is getting it going.”

But Acting Mayor Kirk Caldwell, who lost to Carlisle in the mayoral election by 4 percentage points, is expressing concerns that the mayor elect doesn't know enough about the complex project and isn't taking the steps to educate himself.

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