Charlotte city leaders plan to vote on streetcar, what they're calling the Gold Line, Tuesday.
If approved, they will ask the federal government for half, $63 million, and use city surplus for the other half.
Council member Claire Fallon plans to vote no. She said, "I am not doing another thing that's going to fail here. We don't have the money."
She worries about the cost going up and the millions it will cost to run the line each year.
Council member Andy Dulin isn't sure it will get the six votes it needs to pass.
"It's still on the bubble," he said. "Unfortunately, it's still the barbed-wire dividing line for our community."
Others think the line will spur at least one million square feet in new homes, offices, and shopping through some of Charlotte's struggling neighborhoods.
And they think it will help existing businesses, like Crown Station Coffee Shop and Pub. Co-owner Mike Dawson said, "This is the reason why we chose this spot, so it would finally feel like there's a light at the end of the tunnel."