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Fort Lauderdale’s The Wave streetcar survives crucial vote

City commissioners voted 3-2 in favor of the project

The Wave

The Wave streetcar system, a project at more than 15 years in the making, just cleared a big hurdle. The SunSentinel reports that Fort Lauderdale city commissioners voted 3-2 in favor of The Wave, approving a new agreement with the county and Downtown Development Authority and reaffirming a commitment to help pay for the project.

It sounds like a contentious vote, as hundreds of people packed Fort Lauderdale’s City Hall, according to ABC 10, with supporters wearing aqua T-shirts and opponents wearing yellow.

The project isn’t necessarily a done deal. If bids exceed $142.5 million, the state, county or city can reject them, the SunSentinel reports in their story about the The Wave’s murky future.