The Atlanta Business Chronicle of April 13 quoted Foundation Vice President Benita Dodd in an “Atlanta awaits new streetcar
,” an article on the Atlanta Streetcar.
By H.M. Cauley
At age 11, Tim Borchers
had what he describes as a “life-changing” experience. His grandparents gave him a gift: a pass to ride on the streetcar in his Australian hometown.
“The moment I gave the conductor my ticket, I was lost in the streetcar world,” he said.
The 52-year-old spent most of his life in Melbourne, the capital of Victoria in south Australia, where streetcars are a key transit component, ferrying commuters and tourists along 150 miles of track that crisscross the city and stretch out as far as the…