Charlotte's new city manager may remove the streetcar project from the proposed capital plan to study it more.
Ron Carlee said he is waiting for a task force recommendations, and he is not sure he will have time to examine the possible economic impact before he gives council his budget recommendations next month.
At a welcome reception for Carlee on Tuesday night, one man said he came out to show his support for the streetcar.
"It is vital to the economic development of the northwest community corridor," said James Turner.
As manager of Arlington County, Va. -- Carlee supported streetcars, saying that they can spark economic development.