Streetcars

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The two-thirds threshold proved to be no obstacle for Sacramento streetcar proponents in a special election held June 21, when at least *250 businesses owners voted to tax themselves to fund operations of the proposed streetcar.
The Sacramento Bee
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
May 16, 2017, 10am PDT
Sights and scenes from Detroit's new streetcar system: The QLine
Modern Cities
May 5, 2017, 2pm PDT
The long-awaited Q-Line opened to the public earlier today.
Detroit Free Press
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
February 7, 2017, 1pm PST
Who thinks the Brooklyn-to-Queens (BQX) would pay for itself? Someone whose paycheck depends on it, Neil deMause argues.
The Village Voice
January 13, 2017, 2pm PST
The cities of West Sacramento and Sacramento have high hopes for a streetcar line planned for some of the most beautiful and urban neighborhoods in the region. The Trump Administration could still change the course of the project, however.
The Sacramento Bee
December 28, 2016, 9am PST
A plan to move forward with a streetcar line in Miami Beach will have to wait while the county plans a route across the Biscayne Bay.
Miami Herald
December 24, 2016, 7am PST
A new City Council has ushered in a new agenda for the city of Anaheim. Not on that agenda is a controversial proposal for a streetcar connecting Disneyland, the city's convention center, and the Anaheim Regional Transportation Intermodal Center.
The Orange County Register
December 15, 2016, 7am PST
A proposal to extend the First Hill Streetcar along Broadway in Capitol Hill has lost the support of some of its key stakeholders and now looks very much in doubt.
Capital Hill Seattle Blog
December 8, 2016, 1pm PST
Supporters of the Cincinnati Bell Connector are confronting mounting concerns about the operation of the city's new streetcar system. Meanwhile, ridership is declining, quickly.
Cincinnati.com
December 6, 2016, 7am PST
Construction on the Downtown Los Angeles Streetcar could begin as soon as 2018.
Studio City Patch
October 5, 2016, 7am PDT
The popularity of the new Cincinnati Streetcar—known officially as the Bell Connector—has been tempered by poor performance on contractually mandated 15-minute headways.
Cincinnati Enquirer
September 11, 2016, 7am PDT
Just as Toronto's subway cars provide an example of the benefits that await New Yorkers when their new 'open gangway' cars arrive in 2020, Toronto's extensive streetcar network also provides an example for New York — of what not to do.
The New York Times - N.Y. / Region
September 10, 2016, 5am PDT
The fastest two minutes in planning news.
Planetizen
August 19, 2016, 7am PDT
The future of cap-and-trade in California may be uncertain, but the $391 million allocated Tuesday from the program for greenhouse gas-reducing transit capital projects is real. A plan to release $1.2 billion of carbon revenue has been introduced.
Los Angeles Times
August 8, 2016, 5am PDT
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Planetizen
August 2, 2016, 9am PDT
With weekend riders leading the way, the Kansas City Streetcar is surpassing ridership expectations three months into its existence.
The Kansas City Star
July 29, 2016, 8am PDT
A new study looks at the interaction between bicyclists and streetcars (trams) or train tracks and does not find a good outcome.
Treehugger
July 1, 2016, 10am PDT
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.
The Guardian