Feasibility Study for Proposed Seattle Streetcar Loses Funding
The $1 million cut doesn’t bode well for the beleaguered project, which some city councilmembers see as redundant and overpriced.
Omaha Streetcar Predicted To Cover Project Costs
A third party analysis predicts that the revenue brought in by development along the proposed streetcar line would bring in sufficient revenue to cover initial costs.
The Limits of Kansas City’s Fare-Free Experiment
For the Missouri city, the economic and social benefits of eliminating transit fares outweigh the costs, but can their success be replicated in bigger cities more dependent on farebox revenue?
Tampa Streetcar: From Tourist Trap to Transit Lifeline
Despite the line’s reliability and success, funding for its future expansion and operations remains undetermined.
Expansion Planned for Atlanta Streetcar
A proposed expansion of Atlanta's beleaguered downtown streetcar could turn the 'novelty' line into a truly useful transportation option in the car-centric city.
San Diego Trolley Extension Launch a 'Rousing Success'
San Diego's new trolley extension, which serves UC San Diego and communities near the U.S.-Mexico border, saw strong ridership numbers on its opening day.
El Paso Streetcar Returns With Free Fares
The historic streetcars will connect uptown and downtown amenities in a 4.8-mile loop.
Dallas Council Begrudgingly Keeps Downtown Streetcar Alive
Council members complain that the Oak Cliff Streetcar is a "vanity project" that drains money from other potential transit improvements.
L.A. Officials to Look at Possibility of Car-Free Downtown Broadway
Los Angeles may follow in San Francisco’s footsteps by banning cars along a stretch of a downtown thoroughfare.
Transit Projects Would Provide Local and Regional Connectivity for L.A. Suburb
Two projects on the table in Glendale, California, a BRT line and a streetcar, would increase mobility options in the city.
Polar Vortex Shuts Down Detroit's Q-Line Streetcar
Other polar vortex-related transit news included fire on the tracks in Chicago.
'The Hop' Streetcar Opens to the Public Today in Milwaukee
The Hop will deliver new transit service on the east side of downtown Milwaukee. The Hop comes also serves big development expectations from local officials.
St. Paul-Mall of America Streetcar Connection Moving Forward
The Riverview transit corridor has plenty of local support. Now planners will get to work.
How Detroit's QLine Streetcar Got Off Track
The QLine could ride its own dedicated lane and serve a real need for commuters. Instead, it's a slow circulator for a small part of downtown.
The Cincinnati Streetcar Is Failing
Mechanical failures and understaffing have contributed to plummeting ridership for the Cincinnati Bell Connector.
Streetcar from St. Paul to Airport Takes an Initial Step Forward
Regional interests around the Twin Cities are considering a proposal that would connect St. Paul to the Minneapolis-St. Paul International Airport and the city of Bloomington by streetcar.
Ridership Drops As Detroit's QLine Streetcar Starts Charging
Since Detroit's new streetcar system started charging, ridership has dropped. Those who are riding aren't necessarily paying anyways.
El Paso Streetcars to Symbolize Transnational Ties
The Texas city is moving ahead on plans to refurbish its old trolleys into a 21st-century streetcar system. The aim is to resurrect an old route that traversed the border to Ciudad Juarez, Mexico.
Bus or Streetcar? Boise Ponders a 'Circulator' Through Downtown
While what exact form it will take is uncertain, the idea of a circulator running a loop through Downtown Boise is gaining support.
Denver Has Grown, but its Density Hasn't Changed Since 1950
The city of Denver lost its streetcar more than half a century ago, and it's been growing east ever since.
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