San Antonio’s hopes to build a streetcar line that could lead to more rail projects suffered a setback after two leaders of an advisory commission resigned recently.

Marty Wender and Mike Novak, co-chairmen of the Via Metropolitan Transit’s streetcar commission, quit in August, saying that they had not been consulted about changes in the direction of the proposed line and a decision by Bexar County commissioners to approve $55 million for the project. Via is also seeking $55 million from the city of San Antonio.

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