Texas-Style Downtown Transportation

"Knoxville could really use a light rail downtown. It would make the Old City and Gay Street more accessible and help with urban revitalization, and it could also help people who live in that area get to work without having to drive. We have one in Houston. It stops by the Transit Center where a lot of the city bus lines meet, so it is really useful for people getting to work and whatnot—especially poor college students like myself. There are about 12 stops, including ones by the biggest downtown landmarks and the Museum District."

—Sarah Craig, lifelong Knoxville resident now attending Rice University in Houston