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.
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.
The Detroit Free Press
Extremely poor ridership might be dooming the St. Louis Loop Trolley less than a year after it opened to the public.
St. Louis Riverfront Times
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.
In a shift away from subway expansions and upgrades, Toronto looks to improve the bus and streetcar systems.
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
Critics say transportation officials have failed to address the potential equity and displacement effects of the Southern California streetcar project.
Milwaukee's mayor has a $160 million plan to extend The Hop streetcar, but the proposal so far lacks the necessary political support.
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.
City's don't need vintage streetcars; cities need the frequency and convenience of service delivered by the streetcar lines from days past.
Big changes are in store for one of the busiest transit lines in New Orleans.
The New Orleans Advocate
New research is ambivalent about the potential for streetcar investments to reap promised economic development rewards.
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.
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
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.
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
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
The Riverview transit corridor has plenty of local support. Now planners will get to work.
The Pioneer Press
A federal grant will allow Sound Transit to double the length of Tacoma's light rail system.
Federal Transit Administration
The Hop streetcar is under construction and nearing completion.