Image by Oran Viriyincy via FlickrOgden's mayor to take European streetcar junket
First off, why does the mayor of Ogden have to travel to Europe to see a streetcar system? I guess a car trip to Portland, Tacoma, Seattle and down to San Francisco would not be exotic enough for him. Same goes for the wireless technology. The cities in Europe that employ the wireless technology only employ it in short stretches in very historic areas.
Maybe the mayor WILL learn that it takes more than a streetcar to build a vibrant pedestrian, transit, and bicycle friendly area. After all, places like Super Wal-Marts next to your downtown do not make for a pedestrian friendly environment.