DALLAS – San Antonio’s Via Metropolitan Transit agency should abandon plans to build a $280 million modern streetcar line because of a $70 million funding gap, a local lawmaker said.

In a letter to the agency’s board, State Rep. Lyle Larson, R-San Antonio, said VIA is $70 million short of necessary funding and should “pause and reassess whether this project should move forward, or if it should be shelved.”

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