People biking and rollerblading on Atlanta BeltLine trail

What Should Transit on the BeltLine Look Like?

Supporters of a proposed streetcar extension argue that Atlanta’s popular BeltLine corridor was always meant to include transit, making it more than just a recreational area.

February 7, 2023 - Urbanize Atlanta

A map of the planned route of the Omaha Streetcar, as of January 2023.

Warren Buffett, Streetcar Skeptic

Warren Buffett, bus service supporter?

January 31, 2023 - James Brasuell

Gold Seattle Streetcar on street against stormy gray sky

Boosters Hope Streetcar Could Breathe New Life into Downtown Seattle

Supporters of a stalled streetcar project say reviving the line would create more transit connections and boost economic development in the area.

December 21, 2022 - The Urbanist

Kansas City streetcar with colorful wrap at Union Station

Kansas City Streetcar to Extend to Rockhurst

A new extension to the Kansas City Streetcar will open up the free transit line to Rockhurst University students.

November 18, 2022 - The Rockhurst University Sentinel

Cincinnati Multi-Modalism

Cincinnati Streetcar Sets Monthly Ridership Record

The Cincinnati Streetcar, now known as the Cincinnati Connector, has come so far.

November 13, 2022 - Cincinnati Enquirer

A pair of vintage Siemens–Duewag U2 trolleys roll out of a garage in Memphis.

Memphis Testing Vintage Siemens U2 Trolley Cars—With Service Expected to Open Later This Year

Originally designed for use in Frankfurt, Germany, the Siemens–Duewag U2 was used in Canada and San Diego before now coming to Memphis.

March 29, 2022 - ABC24

public transit streetcar at Milwaukee Public Market, Third Ward Station in Downtown Milwaukee.

Milwaukee Streetcar To Benefit from Extended TIGER Grant

With the extension from Congress, Milwaukee can continue work on its downtown streetcar.

March 17, 2022 - Urban Milwaukee

Pacific Electric streetcar

What Are Streetcar Suburbs?

Named after the mode of transportation that made their existence possible by dramatically reducing travel times, streetcar suburbs are communities located along streetcar lines farther out from city centers, on the periphery of the urban areas in the late 19th century.

June 17, 2021 - Diana Ionescu

Brooklyn Queens Connector

Brooklyn-Queens Streetcar Will Live or Die in the Next Administration

Construction on the Brooklyn-Queens Streetcar, a potential legacy project for New York Mayor Bill de Blasio, was supposed to begin in 2019. The fate of the heavily debated project will rest with the next mayor.

March 12, 2021 - NY1 News


Op-Ed: Detroit's QLINE Is 'At Times an Embarrassment'

Randy Essex details why it is that "rely" isn't a word that comes to mind for many Detroiters when they think about downtown's QLINE streetcar system.

November 27, 2019 - The Detroit Free Press

Delmar Loop

Loop Trolley on the Ropes in St. Louis

Extremely poor ridership might be dooming the St. Louis Loop Trolley less than a year after it opened to the public.

October 14, 2019 - St. Louis Riverfront Times

Seattle Streetcar

Central City Connector Streetcar Inches Forward in Seattle

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.

July 30, 2019 - The Urbanist

Toronto Bus TTC

Toronto Could Give Buses and Streetcars Priority

In a shift away from subway expansions and upgrades, Toronto looks to improve the bus and streetcar systems.

July 19, 2019 - The Star

St. Louis, Missouri

St. Louis Trolley Streetcar Ridership Dismal in the Early Days

The St. Louis Loop Trolley isn't running at full capacity, yet, but it's also falling well short of its projected ridership.

July 7, 2019 - St. Louis Post-Dispatch

Santa Ana California

Orange County Streetcar Project Ignoring Equity Issues, Say Activists

Critics say transportation officials have failed to address the potential equity and displacement effects of the Southern California streetcar project.

June 19, 2019 - Next City

Streetcar Extension Concept

Progress Slow for Milwaukee's Streetcar Extension

Milwaukee's mayor has a $160 million plan to extend The Hop streetcar, but the proposal so far lacks the necessary political support.

May 31, 2019 - Urban Milwaukee

Cincinnati Bell Connector

Streetcar Facing $1.4 Million Budget Deficit in Cincinnati

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.

May 21, 2019 - Cincinnati Enquirer

El Paso Trolleys

What Was Lost When Streetcars Stopped Still Hasn't Been Found

City's don't need vintage streetcars; cities need the frequency and convenience of service delivered by the streetcar lines from days past.

April 19, 2019 - Mobility Lab


King Street Transit Priority Project Now Permanent in Toronto

Transit has priority over cars on King Street in Toronto between Bathurst and Jarvis streets, now and in perpetuity.

April 17, 2019 - Toronto Star

New Orleans Streetcar

Speeding Up Trips on the Canal Street Streetcar in New Orleans

Big changes are in store for one of the busiest transit lines in New Orleans.

February 18, 2019 - The New Orleans Advocate

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