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Long Beach Might Build An Aerial Tramway To Take You Across The Waterfront

The tram could connect tourist hotspots like the Queen Mary to the Long Beach waterfront.
The tram could connect tourist hotspots like the Queen Mary to the Long Beach waterfront.
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As Long Beach prepares to play a part of the 2028 Olympics, the city is looking seriously at a plan that’s been around for some time to move people around their waterfront tourist attractions. It’s an aerial tramway - and on Tuesday the City Council discussed drafting a plan to build it. 

Long Beach City Councilwoman Jeannine Pearce is heading the tramway effort. She says it would cut down on traffic and attract more people to local businesses.

She’s asking the city to draft a feasibility study that would look at the cost of construction plus tram fees and stop locations.