A transportation consulting group has proposed a 15.3 mile streetcar system in Austin that would cost $550 million to $614 million to build and $21 million to $23 million a year to operate.

The plan outlined to the city by the ROMA Design Group contains no information on how the system would be financed. The proposal now will be reviewed by the Capital Area Metropolitan Planning Organization, which is the principal transportation planning group for Austin and central Texas.

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