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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

San Diego Metropolitan Transit System

Transit Ridership Up in San Diego

Most of the U.S. saw public transit ridership continue its downward trend last year, but San Diego’s ridership, particularly on light rail, was up.

March 20, 2019 - KPBS

Vintage Trolley

Another Setback for the St. Louis Loop Trolley

The Loop Trolley in St. Louis will be closed, after short notice, for maintenance this weekend.

December 29, 2018 - St. Louis Post-Dispatch

San Diego Metropolitan Transit System

San Diego's Journey From First to Worst in Public Transit and What Could Turn it Around

For much of the 20th century, San Diego led the nation in public transit firsts. Unfortunately, the region has slipped to the bottom of national transit rankings. Planning activist Murtaza Baxamusa explains how it happened and the needed reform.

October 17, 2017 - UrbDeZine

Amid Controversy, More Density Urged Along San Diego Trolley Extension

In 2021, San Diego will open a northern trolley extension connecting its downtown and Golden Triangle. However, much of the route in between is barren and inaccessible. AIA-SD urges density and more effort to win over opponents.

June 26, 2017 - UrbDeZine

Building a 'Slow' Streetcar to 'Speed' Development

A common criticism of streetcars are their relative slow speed combined with high capital and operating costs. Still, streetcars are being constructed in both large in small cities to help incentivize development.

July 6, 2012 - The Naked City

Underused Underground D.C. Station Could See New Life As Art Space

An underground trolley station in Washington D.C. that later had a turn as a short-lived underground food court is being eyed by local artists as a possible site for a new underground cultural center and art space.

January 26, 2010 - The Washington Post

LBI, NJ Bridge Plans To Worsen Traffic

<p> New Jersey&#39;s prized gateway communities along Long Beach Island - South Jersey&#39;s extra-special vacation spot better known to the planning community for its prescient example as human habitation threatened by natural erosion in Ian McHarg&#39;s planning tome “<a href="http://www.amazon.com/Design-Nature-Wiley-Sustainable/dp/047111460X">Design with Nature</a>” - are facing an entirely man-made threat in the form of ill-conceived plans to effectively double the roadway “capacity” of the one and only bridge connecting this 18 mile barrier island to the mainland.  If NJDOT is left to its own devices, and <a href="http://www.app.com/article/20091117/NEWS/911170348/1070/NEWS02">local community officials rush them along</a>, a proposed new bridge will have the complete opposi

November 30, 2009 - Ian Sacs

Historic Trolleys Almost Scrapped

St. Joseph, Missouri, facing low ridership on its historic trolleys, put them in storage. Five years later, the city is unsure what to do with their non-working streetcars.

June 24, 2009 - St. Joseph News

Boise Hopes to Bring Back Trolley

<p>Boise is hoping to follow on the coattails of Little Rock in bringing back a long de-commissioned trolley system to the city's downtown.</p>

June 10, 2008 - The Idaho Statesman

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