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Trolleys

September 7, 2018, 9am PDT
An intrepid mapmaker has created a stunning map of the Pacific Electric Railway System, the old public transit system for L.A. and surrounding environs, once the largest trolley system in the world.
L.A. Taco
July 8, 2018, 9am PDT
The 72-year-old trolley system is beloved by local riders, but difficult to maintain.
Boston Globe
November 28, 2017, 7am PST
Brooklyn and Queens need better transit, but activists say this waterfront "luxury trolley" is not the way to get it.
Technical.ly Brooklyn
November 27, 2017, 7am PST
As ridership soars, the "urban circulator" in the Woodlands Township is getting longer routes and more frequent service.
Houston Chronicle
August 6, 2017, 5am PDT
The St. Louis Trolley should begin operating later this year, but planners are hoping for additional funding to allow the service to operate longer hours.
St. Louis Post-Dispatch
June 6, 2017, 10am PDT
The Texas city is moving ahead on plans to refurbish its old trolleys into a 21st-century streetcar system. The aim is to resurrect an old route that traversed the border to Ciudad Juarez, Mexico.
Fast Company
June 1, 2017, 12pm PDT
America's urban streetcar renaissance looks to be on track with eight more projects planning to break ground by 2020. The list includes some of the nation's largest metros as well as plenty of medium-sized cities.
Bisnow
March 19, 2017, 7am PDT
Trolleys will soon get back on track in St. Louis' Delmar Loop, decades after they were taken out of service.
St. Louis Riverfront Times
January 26, 2015, 9am PST
Tampa's TECO line streetcar system does not lack charm. What the historic streetcar does lack, however, is riders. Can HART transform the trolley into an integral part of a revitalized downtown?
Tampa Bay Times
February 26, 2012, 7am PST
As cities across the country build and revive their streetcar networks, a sense of nostalgia for the time when they could be found in cities across the country is leading to a thriving business in refurbishing old streetcars.
Governing
July 11, 2011, 2pm PDT
The city of Murcia, Spain recently opened a new streetcar system, and is offering lifetime passes to the trolley for anyone who gives up their car for good.
Shareable
January 16, 2011, 9am PST
It was nearly 50 years ago, when streetcars were seen on the roadways of downtown Washington, DC. Dan Tangherlini, the former transportation director for the District discusses why streetcars matter in the United States capital.
The City Fix
March 19, 2010, 10am PDT
Plans to construct a waterfront rail line in Philadelphia are moving forward, with the recent approval of a $6.5 million contract to perform environmental reviews.
The Philadelphia Inquirer