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Eight Cities Rolling Out Streetcar Projects

America's urban streetcar renaissance looks to be on track with eight more projects planning to break ground by 2020. The list includes some of the nation's largest metros as well as plenty of medium-sized cities.
June 1, 2017, 12pm PDT | Philip Rojc | @PhilipRojc
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After a hiatus of many decades, streetcars are experiencing a resurgence, and not just in the Pacific Northwest. Jon Banister writes, "Streetcars, often slow-moving trollies that share lanes with traffic, are more about spurring development in new parts of the city than providing the fastest transportation option."

Eight more cities are aiming to break ground by 2020, with some lines set for completion well before then:

  • Oklahoma City, projected completion in late 2018
  • Milwaukee, projected completion in 2018
  • Fort Lauderdale, projected completion in 2020
  • Tempe, projected completion in 2020
  • Orange County (CA), projected completion in 2020
  • Sacramento, projected completion in 2021
  • New York City, projected completion in 2024
  • Washington D.C. extension, construction may begin in 2020
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Published on Thursday, May 18, 2017 in Bisnow
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