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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.

Frida Escobedo, Architectural Digest

Tag Archives: Streetcars

January 24, 2016
January 21, 2016
January 10, 2016
Initial Brooklyn Queens Streetcar Studies
Second Avenue Sagas

For a few hours, at least, Gov. Andrew Cuomo’s infrastructure improvement tour is on hold. Thursday’s announcement concerned the Javits Center, and I’ve learned that he’s going to announce a series of technology-related upgrades, including B Division countdown clocks, for the subways on Friday morning live from the Transit Museum.

January 7, 2016
New Transit in 2016
The Transport Politic

More than 240 miles of new fixed-guideway transit is expected to come online in the U.S., Canada, and Mexico this year. Also, check out a new way to visualize existing, planned, and proposed transit lines in North America: Transit Explorer.

January 4, 2016
Streetcar, D Link Changes Prelude to Expansion
Dallas Morning News

The Dallas-Oak Cliff streetcar’s schedule is getting a revamp in the first of a handful of high-profile Dallas Area Rapid Transit service changes and expansions coming in the new year.

December 21, 2015
Atlanta Streetcar Plans Leave Some Out
Atlanta Journal Constitution

The news that Atlanta approved a multibillion-dollar streetcar network wasn’t surprising. But one seemingly small detail stands out as an example of so much that’s wrong in the transit debate — and why transit often falls short of its lofty expectations.

December 15, 2015
Will SEPTA’s Vintage Trolleys Survive
Philadelphia Inquirer

With classic curves and vintage green and cream paint schemes, SEPTA’s PCC trolley cars are Philly’s transit past brought back to bustling, clanging life on Girard Avenue’s Route 15.

December 13, 2015
Anaheim Streetcar Project Hits a Roadblock
Voice of the OC

A committee of the Orange County Transportation Authority Board of Directors is recommending that Anaheim officials drop their plans for a 3.2-mile streetcar system.

December 11, 2015
December 9, 2015
December 6, 2015
Chronicling DC’s Streetcar Issues
Washington Post

The District is spending three or four times what other cities have to build a maintenance facility for its fledging streetcar system, a reflection of the flawed planning and execution that have dragged down the transit start-up for more than a decade.

December 3, 2015
December 1, 2015
November 22, 2015
Portland Streetcar Report
Next City

Critics of streetcars often say they’re nothing more than a tourist novelty, but Portland’s modern system, operating for 14 years, has become a common mode of transit for locals and visitors alike, according to a recent survey.

November 18, 2015
November 15, 2015
Arlington Transit Plans Still Lag Year Later
Washington Post

One year after Arlington County abruptly canceled a long-planned $550 million streetcar line, little has changed along Columbia Pike’s five congested miles, despite the county’s promises to find ways to improve public transportation there.

October 22, 2015
In DC and China, Wireless Streetcars
NPR

New streetcars glide along tracks set into a grassy strip along the Pearl River in southern Guangzhou city. The first tramline covers five miles in the city’s up-and-coming Haizhu district.

October 20, 2015
October 19, 2015
30 Day Time Frame Video of Track Replacement in New Orleans
New Orleans Times Picayune

The new Rampart-St. Claude streetcar line from Canal Street to Elysian Fields is on schedule to wrap up by the end 2016, keeping on schedule in large part to the quick pace with which contractors laid a complicated set of tracks along Canal in just 30 days.

October 18, 2015
Cincinnati Lays Last Streetcar Rail
Cincinnati Enquirer

Believe in Cincinnati – and all its green balloons – marked a milestone in the streetcar project Friday: the final welding of the track.

October 15, 2015
AT&T Loses Fight with Atlanta Streetcar
Atlanta Journal Constitution

AT&T Georgia isn’t entitled to be reimbursed the millions it spent to make way for the Atlanta Streetcar, a judge has ruled.

A $600m Highway Plan Could Gut Little Rock Streetcar
Arkansas Online

The latest plan to increase pedestrian safety as part of an estimated $600 million project to widen the Interstate 30 corridor through downtown Little Rock and North Little Rock will cost the downtown streetcar system a major route if the plan survives a vetting.

October 13, 2015
A Brief History of DC’s Almost Ready Streetcar
Washingtonian

The streetcar line running along H Street and Benning Road, Northeast, could enter passenger service soon, the District’s transportation chief says, teasing a conclusion to one of DC’s longest-running dramas.

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