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Streetcars

July 30, 2019, 12pm PDT
In the first signs of life for the beleaguered transit project in over a year, Seattle officials found some of the money they need to proceed with the Central City Connector streetcar project.
The Urbanist
July 19, 2019, 10am PDT
In a shift away from subway expansions and upgrades, Toronto looks to improve the bus and streetcar systems.
The Star
July 7, 2019, 5am PDT
The St. Louis Loop Trolley isn't running at full capacity, yet, but it's also falling well short of its projected ridership.
St. Louis Post-Dispatch
June 19, 2019, 11am PDT
Critics say transportation officials have failed to address the potential equity and displacement effects of the Southern California streetcar project.
Next City
May 31, 2019, 1pm PDT
Milwaukee's mayor has a $160 million plan to extend The Hop streetcar, but the proposal so far lacks the necessary political support.
Urban Milwaukee
May 21, 2019, 1pm PDT
The Cincinnati Streetcar, now known as the Bell Connector, weathered numerous controversies on the way to completion. Now it faces the prospect of balancing its budget less than three years after launching.
Cincinnati Enquirer
April 19, 2019, 1pm PDT
City's don't need vintage streetcars; cities need the frequency and convenience of service delivered by the streetcar lines from days past.
Mobility Lab
February 18, 2019, 5am PST
Big changes are in store for one of the busiest transit lines in New Orleans.
The New Orleans Advocate
February 13, 2019, 5am PST
New research is ambivalent about the potential for streetcar investments to reap promised economic development rewards.
PhysOrg
December 4, 2018, 9am PST
It's only the third full funding grant administration signed by Transportation Secretary Elaine Chao. The $149 million capital investment grant will help fund the 4-mile modern streetcar line from Santa Ana to Garden Grove in Orange County, Calif.
PR Newswire
December 3, 2018, 6am PST
Examining Portland and Seattle's much-talked-about systems, the authors highlight the importance of treating streetcars as a viable transport option, rather than just a means to stimulate development.
The Washington Post
October 3, 2018, 12pm PDT
The M-Line of The Hop streetcar is set to open in Milwaukee on November 2, but property values the route are already climbing faster than the rest of the city.
Urban Milwaukee
September 3, 2018, 7am PDT
Plans for the Brooklyn-Queens Connector, otherwise known as the BQX, are still on the table, despite reports of the project's demise.
Crain's New York Business
July 23, 2018, 1pm PDT
A new streetcar extension would complete Seattle's streetcar network in a particularly busy corner of the city's downtown. The mayor doesn’t seem enthused with the idea, even if riders are already enthused with streetcars.
The Seattle Times
June 20, 2018, 8am PDT
The Riverview transit corridor has plenty of local support. Now planners will get to work.
The Pioneer Press
May 24, 2018, 10am PDT
A federal grant will allow Sound Transit to double the length of Tacoma's light rail system.
Federal Transit Administration
April 15, 2018, 9am PDT
The Hop streetcar is under construction and nearing completion.
Urban Milwaukee
April 13, 2018, 7am PDT
The New York Times transit reporter looks into the lack of progress on the $2.5 billion project proposed by Mayor Bill de Blasio in his 2016 State of the City speech. The mayor responds angrily to a Daily News article casting doubt on the project.
The New York Times - N.Y. / Region
March 22, 2018, 12pm PDT
A Seattle Times columnist says it's time to ban cars from the congested and dangerous South Lake Union street.
The Seattle Times
March 15, 2018, 2pm PDT
Woodward Avenue will get a temporary road diet during special events in response to safety concerns connected to the QLine.
Detroit Free Press