Streetcar

After a stumbling start getting off the ground, proponents of Atlanta's new streetcar see hope in its future while others question further investment.
Jan 10, 2016   New York Times
The transit map is being redrawn in Atlanta.
Dec 10, 2015   Atlanta Journal Constitution
At critical points, Dallas' streetcar system runs without overhead cables. Two batteries underneath the car store enough power to propel the train across a mile-long bridge.
Dec 7, 2015   Houston Public Media
Responding to the leading complaint about the Portland Streetcar—that they move too slow to be useful compared to other modes—service will temporarily make fewer stops along routes in the Pearl District and Downtown.
Dec 4, 2015   The Oregonian
The final piece of track has been laid for the forthcoming streetcar on Cincinnati's Second Street. The controversial project has so far been a breeze to build.
Oct 19, 2015   Cincinnati Business Courier
The 1.5-mile, $37 million segment of Charlotte's controversial new LYNX Gold streetcar line is set to open July 14. A former mayor, Anthony Foxx, is now the U.S. Transportation Secretary. A federal grant is paying 68 percent of construction costs.
Jul 14, 2015   The Charlotte Observer
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
New Washington, D.C. Mayor Bowser may deviate from the prior administration by not supporting the expansion of the streetcar line. This is a double-blow to streetcar advocates, as Mayor Gray had already pared down the new streetcar's expansion plans.
Mar 7, 2015   WAMU
Josh Barro provide examples galore of why the answer to that question isn't always yes—where costly rail investment has been to the detriment of existing transit. His column targets proposed projects, such as New York's LaGuardia Airport AirTrain.
Feb 11, 2015   New York Times - The Upshot
Tampa's TECO line streetcar system does not lack charm. What the historic streetcar does lack, however, is riders. Can HART transform the trolley into an integral part of a revitalized downtown?
Jan 26, 2015   Tampa Bay Times
"Opposing streetcars and light rail today would be like opposing the building of freeways, the Beltway and Metrorail in the 20th century," writes Chris Leinberger in an op-ed for the Washington Post.
Nov 17, 2014   The Washington Post - Opinions