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White Seattle streetcar at mid-street stop with four-story brick building in background

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.

August 9, 2023 - The Seattle Times

View of Omaha, nebraska skyline with river in foreground

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.

December 8, 2022 - Omaha World-Herald

Kansas City electric streetcar

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?

December 1, 2022 - Governing

Yellow Tampa streetcar passingon street in Ybor City

Tampa Streetcar: From Tourist Trap to Transit Lifeline

Despite the line’s reliability and success, funding for its future expansion and operations remains undetermined.

October 23, 2022 - Tampa Bay Times

Atlanta streetcar

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.

December 22, 2021 - Urbanize Atlanta

San Diego Trolley

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.

December 7, 2021 - Progressive Railroading

El Paso Trolleys

El Paso Streetcar Returns With Free Fares

The historic streetcars will connect uptown and downtown amenities in a 4.8-mile loop.

August 4, 2021 - KLAQ

DART Dallas

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.

March 1, 2021 - D Magazine

Broadway Los Angeles

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.

February 19, 2020 - Curbed Los Angeles

Los Angeles BRT

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.

April 23, 2019 - Glendale News-Press

Snow Removal

Polar Vortex Shuts Down Detroit's Q-Line Streetcar

Other polar vortex-related transit news included fire on the tracks in Chicago.

January 31, 2019 - Detroit Free Press

Milwaukee Streetcar

'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.

November 2, 2018 - Milwaukee Journal Sentinel

Streetcar Route

St. Paul-Mall of America Streetcar Connection Moving Forward

The Riverview transit corridor has plenty of local support. Now planners will get to work.

June 20, 2018 - The Pioneer Press

Detroit Streetcar

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.

March 19, 2018 - Streetsblog USA

Cincinnati Bell Connector

The Cincinnati Streetcar Is Failing

Mechanical failures and understaffing have contributed to plummeting ridership for the Cincinnati Bell Connector.

March 11, 2018 - The Cincinnati Enquirer

Streetcar Route

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.

December 18, 2017 - Pioneer Press

QLine Detroit

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.

September 28, 2017 - Crain's Detroit Business

El Paso Trolleys

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.

June 6, 2017 - Fast Company

Downtown Boise

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.

March 19, 2017 - Boise Weekly

Denver Streetcar

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.

December 16, 2016 - The Denver Post

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