Streetcars

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
August 6, 2017, 1pm PDT
A streetcar project connecting Beijing with the suburb of Shunyi is newsworthy from several angles.
The Beijinger
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
August 4, 2017, 11am PDT
The lack of news on the proposed Brooklyn Queens Connector (BQX) is hardly a death knell, but that doesn't mean no news is good news, either.
Village Voice
June 24, 2017, 7am PDT
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