Will Baltimore Streetcars Roll Again?
"Like the light rail line in Howard Street, streetcars run on steel rails and have electric motors, with a wire overhead and a trolley pole on the streetcar to provide the power. But streetcars are smaller than light rail cars, and while light rail is designed to run fast through the countryside, bringing commuters into town, streetcars amble at a pleasant pace through local streets, carrying people around town rather than into or out of it. Streetcars fit into local streets and neighborhoods, in a pleasant, quiet way different from both light rail and buses."
Thanks to Transport Policy Listserv