Streetcars

Mayor Bill de Blasio is expected to announce ambitious plans for a 16-mile, $2.2 billion streetcar route to connect some of the city's up and coming, but still transit-light, neighborhoods.
3 days ago   The New York Times
A local Democrat is not happy with the performance of the city in operating the Atlanta Streetcar.
Jan 28, 2016   The Atlanta Journal-Constitution
The long-delayed First Hill streetcar offered its first trips to the public last weekend in Seattle. Big questions about the operation and effectiveness of the streetcar still remain.
Jan 25, 2016   Seattle Times
Citing the drastically reduced costs of a bus line, the city of Providence is hoping to replace its proposed streetcar line with the Providence Enhanced Bus Circulator. The new proposal requires federal funding to display a similar flexibility.
Jan 13, 2016   Providence Journal
The Kansas City Streetcar will debut its $100 million streetcar system in April—or maybe March. But definitely April.
Dec 20, 2015   The Kansas City Star
Drawing on his experience with the Washington D.C. and Chicago departments of transportation, Gabe Klein shared his thoughts about transportation improvements in the capital—if money were no object.
Oct 26, 2015   WAMU
Especially for parties with more than one passenger, summoning a car can make more sense, according to a recent op-ed. Transit still wins out for longer trips, but streetcars might just not be worth it downtown.
Aug 7, 2015   The Atlanta Journal-Constitution
Detroit's M-1 Rail, under construction since 2014, has bumped back its project delivery date. Blame for the delay is assigned to weather, streetcar delivery delays, and the roll out of a federal transportation law from 2012.
Aug 6, 2015   Detroit Free Press
A tough first week for the new LYNX Gold streetcar line in Charlotte inspired a review of the current research about the value of streetcars.
Jul 30, 2015   The Urban Edge
As Joe Fitzgerald Rodriguez of the San Francisco Examiner explains, the 'E' Line has only been over three decades in the making. Credit goes greatly to former mayor, now U.S. Senator Diane Feinstein, and the tireless work of committed advocates.
Jul 19, 2015   San Francisco Examiner
The long-delayed D.C. Streetcar got some very bad news last week, when a panel of industry experts found evidence of construction mistakes that will severely impact the system's reliability.
Jul 13, 2015   The Washington Post