West Texas Talk:
City Councilman Peter Svarzbein on the Relationship Between El Paso and Ciudad Juarez

Before Peter Svarzbein became a city council member, he created a fictional campaign for a streetcar between El Paso and Juarez, just like the one that ran between the two cities until 1973. What started as an art project grew into a grassroots effort that eventually received funding from the Texas government. In this episode, Peter discusses where the project stands now and the longstanding relationship between El Paso and Ciudad Juarez, a place that he calls a “third space.”

You can learn more about the Transnational Trolley Project here.

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