City Council gave the city the thumbs up to pursue a $400,000 grant to study the possibility of a light rail system to run from downtown to Enterprise South.
Chattanooga officials estimate a $35 million price tag to build a proposed light rail — a plan that is still in its infancy.
The study — which requires a $300,000 match from the city — would explore the economic impact on the city, including job growth and a boost in tourism.
Joy Lukachick is the city government reporter for the Chattanooga Times Free Press Since 2009, she's covered breaking news, high-profile trials, stories of lost lives and of regained hope and done investigative work. Raised near the Bayou, Joy’s hometown is along the outskirts of Baton Rouge, La. She has a bachelor’s degree in mass communication from Louisiana State University. While at LSU, Joy was a staff writer for the Daily Reveille. When Joy isn't chasing ...