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Tag Archives: Streetcars

April 17, 2017
Moving On From the Brooklyn-Queens Streetcar
Streetsblog NYC

The de Blasio administration has already come up with better ideas than the streetcar to improve streets and transit — the mayor just needs to make them a higher priority.

April 16, 2017
April 5, 2017
March 22, 2017
March 9, 2017
February 20, 2017
Is Toronto Ready to Rethink King Street?
The Globe and Mail

Bold pilot project would give priority to streetcars and pedestrians at the expense of private vehicles. It’s a vision we should defend, writes Alex Bozikovic.

February 1, 2017
January 31, 2017
January 29, 2017
KC’s Downtown Revitalizing, But Other Cities Compete
Kansas City Star

From economic ignominy a couple decades ago, Kansas City’s downtown has re-emerged as an entertainment, cultural and residential hot spot with a new streetcar line that connects assets and builds walkable neighborhoods. But it has a lot of competition.

January 25, 2017
Large Sacramento Property Owners Voting on Streetcar Tax
Sacramento Bee

Sacramento will attempt to kick-start plans for a downtown streetcar line and come up with the elusive last dollars to pay for it by asking hundreds of downtown commercial property owners this spring if they’d be willing to kick in $2 million a year.

January 16, 2017
Charlotte Still Waiting for Streetcar-Fueled Boom
Charlotte Observer

When the first segment of the Gold Line streetcar opened in July 2015, supporters hailed the 1.5-mile track as the start of a major economic stimulus that would eventually revitalize swaths of uptown and land to the east and west of the Trade Street route. That hasn’t happened, yet.

January 4, 2017
Saferails: Helping Cyclists, Streetcars Share the Road
Treehugger

I have written about how sometimes cyclists and streetcar tracks don’t mix. And this is not just a North American problem, an excuse to say “get rid of those streetcars” but is common in the Netherlands and other cities where cyclists and trams mix. But there’s a solution.

December 20, 2016
December 6, 2016
Cincy Streetcar Ridership Short of Projections
Cincinnati Enquirer

Overall, ridership is 53 percent above expectations. But a closer look at the numbers day-by-day shows declining ridership since it opened Sept. 9 and troublesome weekday numbers that need attention.

December 1, 2016
November 29, 2016
Charlotte Streetcar Advances With $134M in Contracts
Charlotte Business Journal

It took longer than expected, but the city finally has a contractor to build the 2.5-mile extension of the streetcar line. And, soon, it will have a fleet of modern streetcars to carry passengers along the expanded route.

13th National Light Rail and Streetcar Conference
Transportation Research Board

TRB’s Transportation Research E-Circular 213: 13th National Light Rail and Streetcar Conference: Transforming Urban Areas documents the papers and discussions from a conference that took place on November 15–17, 2015 in Minneapolis, Minnesota.

November 8, 2016
Fast-Tracked Miami Streetcar Could Cost a Premium
Miami Herald

A fast-tracked streetcar project has left Miami Beach in a tough negotiating position as it prepares to spend a year hashing out an estimated $244M contract to build what could be the first piece of rail that would ultimately connect to light rail on the mainland.

November 7, 2016
November 6, 2016
Kansas City’s Streetcars Bring New Business to Merchants
Kansas City Star

Kansas City’s streetcar system tallied its millionth ride early last month — seven months ahead of schedule. That’s a lot of new eyes seeing storefronts. Some parking issues still need to be resolved, but for now, owners are continuing to see new faces come patron their businesses.

November 1, 2016
Tokyo’s Last Streetcar Still Rolling Strong
Japan Times

Marking the 105th anniversary of its launch this year, the streetcar, known as chin-chin densha for the sound of its bell, is a nostalgic reminder of the postwar era, when such trains were a common sight all over Tokyo.

October 30, 2016

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