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How Global Cities Are Working to Electrify Transit

With the transportation sector accounting for a third of urban carbon emissions, cities around the world are seeking new ways to electrify their transit fleets and reduce fossil fuel consumption.

October 18, 2021 - The New York Times

Portland Bike Safety Signage

Study: Interaction between Bicyclists and Streetcars Find Deadly Results

A new study looks at the interaction between bicyclists and streetcars (trams) or train tracks and does not find a good outcome.

July 29, 2016 - Treehugger

Yarra Trams Melbourne

Debate: Why Did Trams Die in the 20th Century?

A Toronto professor pushes against Christian Wolmar's assertion that the tram's demise can be connected to anti-worker policy. For one thing, trams never went away in some cities.

July 1, 2016 - The Guardian

Modern Tram Proposal Taking Shape in Baton Rouge

The Baton Rouge tram, as the city is describing its proposed transit project, now has a preferred route and is ready to proceed to the final stages of environmental review.

March 11, 2016 - The Advocate

Dallas Streetcar

Dallas Has Nation's First Hybrid Streetcar

At critical points, Dallas' streetcar system runs without overhead cables. Two batteries underneath the car store enough power to propel the train across a mile-long bridge.

December 7, 2015 - Houston Public Media

What Would it Take to Build a Tram Network the Size of Melbourne's?

Melbourne, Australia, is fortunate it inherited the largest tram network in the world, because building something like it today—say in a city such as Sydney—would be extraordinarily expensive and difficult.

December 22, 2014 - The Urbanist

Yarra Trams Melbourne

Transit + Technology: Revitalizing Public Transportation for Smarter Communities

Neil Roberts shares details of Melbourne's Yarra Trams, which has exceeded its service delivery and punctuality goals by the use of intelligent transit technology like sensors, the tramTRACKER app, and mobile work stations for employees.

March 24, 2014 - Neil Roberts

The Future of Transit, According to France

Yonah Freemark investigates France's new love affair with the tram, which is spreading like wildfire in cities across the country, supplanting major bus routes and giving transit ridership a healthy boost in the process.

June 27, 2012 - Next American City

Hamburg Considers Sky Tram

Officials in Hamburg, Germany are considering a plan to build an aerial tram connecting two of the city's popular neighborhoods.

March 22, 2011 - Der Spiegel

Abu Dhabi Eyes Tram Network by 2014

Feasibility studies underway in Abu Dhabi predict that a new light rail tram network could be operational by 2014.

October 21, 2010 - Arabian Business

Sky Trams to Reopen in New York

Aerial trams connecting New York City to Roosevelt Island are going to be back in operation next month. But will enough people want to ride these "sky bubbles" over the East River?

October 11, 2010 - The New York Times

Despite Expenses, Athens Enjoys Transit Legacy of 2004 Olympics

The 2004 Olympics in Athens burdened the city with underutilized venues and deep debt. But the event also vastly improved pedestrian and public transportation.

September 15, 2010 - Next American City

How to Un-Do Auto Dependence

After decades of auto-dependence, the French city of Strasbourg turned its back to the car and built a citywide tram system and street grid that reclaims roads from auto-dominance.

December 9, 2009 - Next American City

Take a ride on the Scwebebahn

I’d been obsessed with it ever since I saw The Princess and the Warrior. (Between that and the funicular in Flashdance, there is just something about bad-ass chicks that commute via unique transit.) So, when I found myself with an unexpected free morning in Essen, Germany, after especially cooperative weather for photographing the day before, I hopped on the S-Bahn towards Wuppertal to see the famed train. 

May 26, 2009 - Jess Zimbabwe

12 Kilometers of Subway, or 175 of Trams?

Vancouver has plans to spend nearly $3 billion on a 12-km stretch of subway. But a recent study shows that same amount of money could be used to create a tram system covering more than 175 km in the city.

June 6, 2008 - The Tyee

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