It's on track -- the feds have given a thumbs up to Sacramento's plans for a downtown streetcar.

The Federal Transit Administration has announced it will work with local officials on development, which is the first step toward securing funding from Washington.

The current proposal is for a train that runs every 15 minutes or so.

"And it's to connect the Midtown scene with what's going on with the arena, with Old Sac, with the railyards, and West Sacramento and the waterfront," West Sacramento Mayor Christopher Cabaldon said. 

It would run from Raley Field to the Convention Center.

Cabaldon says local financing -- about half of the estimated $150 million pricetag -- is still being worked out, but private businesses may contribute since the trains would bring in more people. The streetcar could bring more shoppers.