Trams

Melbourne, Australia, is fortunate it inherited the largest tram network in the world, because building something like it today—say in a city such as Sydney—would be extraordinarily expensive and difficult.
3 hours ago   The Urbanist
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Neil Roberts shares details of Melbourne's Yarra Trams, which has exceeded its service delivery and punctuality goals by the use of intelligent transit technology like sensors, the tramTRACKER app, and mobile work stations for employees. Exclusive
Mar 24, 2014  By Neil Roberts
Yonah Freemark investigates France's new love affair with the tram, which is spreading like wildfire in cities across the country, supplanting major bus routes and giving transit ridership a healthy boost in the process.
Jun 27, 2012   Next American City
Officials in Hamburg, Germany are considering a plan to build an aerial tram connecting two of the city's popular neighborhoods.
Mar 22, 2011   Der Spiegel
Feasibility studies underway in Abu Dhabi predict that a new light rail tram network could be operational by 2014.
Oct 21, 2010   Arabian Business
Aerial trams connecting New York City to Roosevelt Island are going to be back in operation next month. But will enough people want to ride these "sky bubbles" over the East River?
Oct 11, 2010   The New York Times
The 2004 Olympics in Athens burdened the city with underutilized venues and deep debt. But the event also vastly improved pedestrian and public transportation.
Sep 15, 2010   Next American City
After decades of auto-dependence, the French city of Strasbourg turned its back to the car and built a citywide tram system and street grid that reclaims roads from auto-dominance.
Dec 9, 2009   Next American City
I'd been obsessed with it ever since I saw The Princess and the Warrior. (Between that and the funicular in Flashdance, Opinion
May 26, 2009   By Jess Zimbabwe
<p>Vancouver has plans to spend nearly $3 billion on a 12-km stretch of subway. But a recent study shows that same amount of money could be used to create a tram system covering more than 175 km in the city.</p>
Jun 6, 2008   The Tyee