A proposal for a light rail link from Hobart's northern suburbs is gathering momentum.
Local state and federal Government representatives along with transport experts and community groups have gathered at MONA today to discuss the concept of a light rail link between Hobart and the northern suburbs.
The proposal was first mooted two years ago a business case has been done and the project has been promoted a cost effective and environmentally friendly way of improving transport in and out of the city using electric trains along an existing rail corridor.
Those behind the concept are hoping a submission for $100 million of federal funding will be ready by mid year.
The team behind a push for a cable car to Mount Wellington are surveying potential sites today for a terminal at the summit.
Plans for the cable car are still in early stages but two companies are competing for any supply contract already.
One of those joined engineers and architects today at the summit to inspect possible locations for the terminal.
They are also considering possible locations for the cable car's base including McRobies Gully in South Hobart, Lenah Valley and the Springs.
Organisers say no firm plans have been drawn up yet because they are still waiting on the Mount Wellington Management Trust to release its final planning scheme into the mountain.
They are hoping it paves the way for the project to go ahead.