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In Mexico we occupy streets in a very particular manner—it may seem chaotic, but it is actually very complex and organized.

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Tag Archives: Streetcars

October 3, 2016
Cincy Tells Streetcar To Speed Up, Or Else
Cincinnati Enquirer

The Cincinnati streetcar continues to run behind schedule, not meeting a promise of no more than a 15-minute wait at any station. And Cincinnati City Manager Harry Black isn’t happy.

September 29, 2016
How ‘Within Walking Distance’ Does Not Mean Walkable
Greater Greater Washington

I like to ride the San Diego Trolley when I visit family there, but the mile walk from the station to their house is so awful that it always makes me think twice about riding the train. Here at home, my walk to the Metro is the same distance, and I do it happily all […]

September 28, 2016
Cincinnati’s Streetcar is Popular, But Needs 3 Fixes
Cincinnati Enquirer

A little more than two weeks into the streetcar’s operation, ridership is high and revenue is above projections but the city and the streetcar’s operator are still working out glitches, its operator told members of City Council’s transportation committee Tuesday.

September 27, 2016
Atlanta Gets $500K To Plan Future Streetcar Corridors
Atlanta Journal Constitution

Atlanta has won a $500,000 Federal Transit Administration grant to plan future land uses along 16 miles of an expanded Atlanta Streetcar system. The City Council recently passed an ordinance authorizing the mayor’s office to accept the funds.

September 18, 2016
September 14, 2016
De Blasio’s Streetcar and the Tale of Two Waterfronts
Village Voice

Mayor de Blasio is now overseeing the creation of two different waterfronts: one in which we soberly address the very real prospect of living with an extra six feet of water by 2100, and another that cheers the rapacious boneheadedness that got us into this mess in the first place.

U.S. DOT Announces $1B to Expand San Diego Trolley
Federal Transit Administration

The extension will improve access to employment hubs and numerous educational and medical facilities north of downtown, making it easier for people to travel throughout the city.

September 13, 2016
Free Cincinnati Streetcar Rides Topped 50K
Cincinnati Enquirer

The Cincinnati Bell Connector’s grand opening weekend saw 50,646 passenger trips, according to the Southwest Ohio Regional Transit Authority. Compare that to Kansas City, where 32,326 people rode the streetcar its first weekend earlier this year.

September 12, 2016
You’re Going to Like Cincinnati’s Streetcar
Cincinnati Enquirer

Our streetcar is better on account of its critics, and exceeds the expectations of its boosters. It is emblematic of a city that wants to act smarter and explore ways to grow again. As steel rails reveal the city’s authenticity, most Cincinnatians will forget why we fought about it.

September 11, 2016
Cincinnati Streetcar Finally Opens
Cincinnati Enquirer

Cincinnati’s long-awaited streetcar opened its doors to the public at noon on Friday, and began running along the 3.6-mile loop through Downtown and Over-the-Rhine. It was the first time in 65 years Cincinnati had an operating streetcar.

September 8, 2016
Streetcar Timeline: Long, Winding, Arduous Journey
Cincinnati Enquirer

The idea of building a modern streetcar in Cincinnati was hatched 15 years ago, some 2,400 miles away from the city; later, it gained momentum in a Mount Auburn ice cream parlor. And now, after wending through twists and turns and hurdling mountains and molehills, the idea becomes reality.

September 7, 2016
Toronto’s Advice for NYC: Streetcars Get Own Lanes
New York Times

Now that New York City is bringing back the streetcar, with Mayor Bill de Blasio planning a $2.5 billion waterfront route linking Brooklyn and Queens by 2024, officials are looking to Toronto for lessons on how to make the new line a success.

September 5, 2016
All Aboard Cincinnati’s ‘Streetcar of Hopes and Dreams’
Cincinnati Enquirer

After years of construction obstructing Downtown traffic, eliminating on-street parking, installing overhead electric wires above streets, uprooting trees to install a huge, hideous transformer and nine months of testing, the streetcar is finally about to commence service.

August 23, 2016
CATS To Re-bid $150M Charlotte Streetcar Expansion
Charlotte Business Journal

Ready, set, start over. Charlotte Area Transit System and the city have decided to go through a new, revised bid package to meet the $150 million budget for a 2.5-mile expansion of the streetcar scheduled to open by August of 2020.

August 17, 2016
Streetcar Track Horror Stores Haunt Seattle Cyclists
Seattle Times

Bicyclists say streetcar tracks can catch tires and are slippery when wet, posing a danger of falls and serious, even fatal injuries. But solid data about streetcar-track crashes doesn’t exist, so the city remains unsure of the problem’s scope.

August 16, 2016
Sacramento Streetcar $30M Grant from Cap and Trade
Sacramento Bee

The California State Transportation Agency has listed the planned streetcar line in Sacramento and West Sacramento among a handful of projects to win funding this year from the Transit and Intercity Rail Capital Program, which uses money from the state’s auctions of pollution credits.

August 9, 2016
Podcast: John Schneider on Streetcars
NextSTL

In this episode we speak with “Mr. Streetcar” John Schneider of Cincinnati about that city’s streetcar as it nears its opening date. A longtime downtown resident there, John has been instrumental in the biggest civic infrastructure projects in that city over the past 30 years.

August 4, 2016
Cincinnati’s Streetcar is Under Budget
Cincinnati Business Courier

After years of criticism and predictions of financial disaster, the city of Cincinnati and its streetcar managers have largely completed the $148 million project, and the city will have spent $2.5 million less than anticipated when the budget was approved in 2013.

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