Steps were taken on Friday afternoon last looking towards the consolidation of the electric street car line with the motor line between this city and Ypsilanti. At a meeting of the stock holders of both 1 i nes, Friday, committes were appointed to prepare plans for the consolidation, the committee on the part of the motor line being J. E. Beal, H. P. Glover, Wra. H. Deubel, and Dr. V. J5. Smith; and on the part of the Ann Arbor street railway Charles E. Hiscock, Hudson T. Morton and Moses Seabolt. The committees are to investígate the cost of equipping the motor line with electncity which is a prerequisite of a consolidation of the two lines and in pursuance of this investigation a large number of letters have been sent out to the different electrical manufacturers. There can be no doubt but that the receipts of the motor line will be increased if the change to electricity is made, while its running expenses will be decreased. The first cost of making the change is the stumbling biock. If the consolidation is made there will be no changing of cars between this city and Ypsilanti and the trip will be much more pleasant. Open electric car rides through the country during the summer will prove a very deüghtful recreation which would result in a very largely increased sumraer traffic. Then cars, under the proposed change would be run every hour. It is hoped that the plans for consolidation and the proper equipment of the motor line, may be successful as certainly the change would prove of great benefit to both cities.