Streetcars

February 12, 2016, 11am PST
We've gathered a sample of the responses to Mayor Bill de Blasio's proposal for a $2.2 billion streetcar to connect Brooklyn to Queens.
The New York Times
February 4, 2016, 1pm PST
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.
The New York Times
January 28, 2016, 12pm PST
A local Democrat is not happy with the performance of the city in operating the Atlanta Streetcar.
The Atlanta Journal-Constitution
January 25, 2016, 9am PST
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.
Seattle Times
January 13, 2016, 7am PST
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.
Providence Journal
December 20, 2015, 5am PST
The Kansas City Streetcar will debut its $100 million streetcar system in April—or maybe March. But definitely April.
The Kansas City Star
October 26, 2015, 5am PDT
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.
WAMU
August 7, 2015, 10am PDT
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.
The Atlanta Journal-Constitution
August 6, 2015, 11am PDT
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.
Detroit Free Press
July 30, 2015, 9am PDT
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.
The Urban Edge
July 19, 2015, 7am PDT
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.
San Francisco Examiner
July 13, 2015, 9am PDT
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.
The Washington Post
June 29, 2015, 6am PDT
While they're currently in vogue, streetcars are only worthwhile if they can be a viable option for local residents. Unfortunately, this is rarely how the systems are designed.
ULI Urban Land Magazine
June 21, 2015, 11am PDT
The Los Angeles City Council voted to allow the Los Angeles Streetcar project to begin preliminary engineering.
Urbanize LA
June 8, 2015, 1pm PDT
The Southwest Ohio Regional Transit Authority (SORTA) has been busy negotiating with bidders regarding the potential operations of the forthcoming Cincinnati streetcar.
Cincinnati Business Courier
May 22, 2015, 1pm PDT
Long one of the rosiest of transit services in the country, thanks to low fares and its status as progenitor of a streetcar renaissance of sorts, changes are coming to the Portland Streetcar.
Progressive Railroading
May 5, 2015, 6am PDT
In anticipation of the expected opening of the H Street/Benning Road streetcar line in Washington, D.C., Peter Dovak examines the evolution of streetcar planning over the past 20 years.
Greater Greater Washington
April 16, 2015, 10am PDT
Imagine taking a streetcar across Sacramento's iconic Tower Bridge for a three mile trip. Backers are en route to securing matching local funding for the project. However, local voters will have the final say in a June 2 Mello-Roos special election.
The Sacramento Bee
April 13, 2015, 12pm PDT
The First Hill line's streetcars are set to begin service in summer of 2015, and the city is already assembling funds for an extension.
Capitol Hill Times
April 13, 2015, 10am PDT
A long-awaited streetcar line opens in Dallas today, with the possibility of future extensions of the system still on the table for local officials to approve.
The Dallas Morning News