Streetcars

19 hours ago
The Riverview transit corridor has plenty of local support. Now planners will get to work.
The Pioneer Press
May 24, 2018, 10am PDT
A federal grant will allow Sound Transit to double the length of Tacoma's light rail system.
Federal Transit Administration
April 15, 2018, 9am PDT
The Hop streetcar is under construction and nearing completion.
Urban Milwaukee
April 13, 2018, 7am PDT
The New York Times transit reporter looks into the lack of progress on the $2.5 billion project proposed by Mayor Bill de Blasio in his 2016 State of the City speech. The mayor responds angrily to a Daily News article casting doubt on the project.
The New York Times - N.Y. / Region
March 22, 2018, 12pm PDT
A Seattle Times columnist says it's time to ban cars from the congested and dangerous South Lake Union street.
The Seattle Times
March 15, 2018, 2pm PDT
Woodward Avenue will get a temporary road diet during special events in response to safety concerns connected to the QLine.
Detroit Free Press
March 11, 2018, 7am PDT
Mechanical failures and understaffing have contributed to plummeting ridership for the Cincinnati Bell Connector.
The Cincinnati Enquirer
March 9, 2018, 11am PST
Vancouver's mile-long street car was built for the Olympics and ran for only 60 days, but some of the city's residents want that service back.
Next City
January 19, 2018, 11am PST
It's been a rough week for the Cincinnati Bell Connector.
WLWT
January 16, 2018, 11am PST
While the 2.8 mile Wave Streetcar project has secured $195 million, proposals for design and construction are coming in higher than expected, which would leave Broward County and Fort Lauderdale responsible for half the extra cost.
Sun Sentinel
January 14, 2018, 5am PST
Commuters are voting with their feet in Toronto as ridership surges on the King Street streetcar after changes that restricted cars along the route.
The Globe and Mail
January 4, 2018, 7am PST
Citing the psychological impact of doughnuts and the American Red Cross, one opinion writer questions the wisdom of a recent sponsorship deal.
Urban Milwaukee
December 18, 2017, 7am PST
Regional interests around the Twin Cities are considering a proposal that would connect St. Paul to the Minneapolis-St. Paul International Airport and the city of Bloomington by streetcar.
Pioneer Press
December 4, 2017, 10am PST
Vancouver, often cited as a model of transportation planning success, is very carefully considering the idea of a streetcar.
The Globe and Mail
November 29, 2017, 5am PST
After decades of big, expensive plans, diverting cars from a busy streetcar route will make a bigger difference to commuters for far less money.
The Globe and Mail
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 21, 2017, 9am PST
The St. Louis trolley revival is running out of cash.
St. Louis Post-Dispatch
October 7, 2017, 9am PDT
Milwaukee's new streetcar line is expected to open in 2018, and riders won't have to pay for a ride for another year, thanks to a lucrative sponsorship deal.
Urban Milwaukee
October 5, 2017, 9am PDT
Streetsblog digs into the literature on streetcars and finds evidence that the transit mode du jour was never intended to benefit transit users.
Streetsblog USA
August 11, 2017, 1pm PDT
Advocates have reason to be concerned about the performance of the two newest streetcar lines in New Orleans—both the largest transit projects after the destruction of Hurricane Katrina.
The Times-Picayune