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Tag Archives: Streetcars

May 9, 2013
May 8, 2013
Plans Offered to Kill Milwaukee Streetcar
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel

Republicans on the Legislature’s budget committee intend to approve a measure Thursday that would bar utility ratepayers from having to bear any costs for a proposed streetcar in Milwaukee – a provision that likely would kill the project.

Streetcar Could be Foxx’s Final Fight
WCNC

Mayor Anthony Foxx reassured supporters of the controversial Capital Investment Plan and streetcar extension that he’s still fighting for both proposals Monday, suggesting he doesn’t have one foot in Washington D.C. ahead of his confirmation hearings to be U.S. Secretary of Transportation.

May 7, 2013
May 6, 2013
Disneyland Demands Raise Streetcar Costs
Kitsap Sun

While various stakeholders continue to disagree on the merits of Anaheim’s proposed streetcar project, there is no debating that it is the most expensive project of its kind in recent memory.

Charlotte Group Eyes Half Cent for Faster Transit Delivery
Charlotte Observer

To complete the region’s transit system – including a streetcar to the airport, commuter rail to Lake Norman, and rapid transit along Independence Boulevard – the county may need an additional half-cent sales tax for transit, according to a draft report released Monday.

May 5, 2013
May 2, 2013
San Antonio Mayor Doesn’t Want Streetcars at the Alamo
San Antonio Express News

VIA Metropolitan’s downtown streetcars should not pass in front of the Alamo, Mayor Julián Castro and several council members told VIA Metropolitan Transit officials Wednesday at an informational session about the rail project.

April 30, 2013
TIF for Transit Bill Advances in Minnesota
Twin Cities Finance and Commerce

Minneapolis-backed legislation that would let the city use tax increment financing to pay for a downtown streetcar line is advancing, but a more expansive proposal that would allow other cities to divert property taxes for transit will have to wait.

April 29, 2013
Boise Council Asked to Fund New Circulator Study
Boise Weekly

When the Boise City Council meets this coming Tuesday, April 30, it’ll be asked to consider a series of changes to the current fiscal year 2013 city budget, including $437,500 to fund an analysis of a possible downtown Boise circulator system.

April 24, 2013
April 23, 2013
New Orleans Lays Out Streetcar Expansion Plans
New Orleans Times Picayune

The city’s top transportation official on Tuesday outlined an ambitious proposal for expanding the city’s streetcar system over the next decade, though it remains open to revisions and amounts to no more than a wish list without new federal grants or tax revenues.

April 22, 2013
Special Streetcar Meeting in Cincinnati Could Kill Line
Urban Cincy

On Tuesday, City Manager Milton Dohoney sent a memo to council members that said after a thorough review of the bid process, construction of the streetcar tracks, electrical equipment, and maintenance facility will cost $17 million more than the city had budgeted.

April 21, 2013
Best Route for Sugarhouse Extension
Salt Lake Tribune

We broke ground one year ago to construct the first phase of a modern streetcar that will connect the Sugar House business district with the main TRAX line at 2100 South.

Arlington Streetcars Fail the Cost-Benefit Test
Washington Post

Good government requires decisions based on the best and most current information. Now would be a good time for Arlington to pause and reconsider the costs and benefits of streetcars on Columbia Pike based on new information.

April 18, 2013
Streetcar Costs Go Up, Still Has Mayor’s Support
Cincinnati Business Journal

The city’s top two elected officials said they still support the streetcar project in the wake of City Manager Milton Dohoney’s letter on Tuesday saying that the first phase of the project would need $15 million to $17 million more in order to be completed.

April 11, 2013
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