Streetcars

Why Are There Stairs Down to the 110 Freeway?

<b>For answers to more of your burning questions, visit the Ask Chris archive.</b><p><b>Why are there stairs from 7th Street down to the 110 freeway in DTLA?</b><p>The …

Los Angeles

EDITORIAL: King St. project done deal from start

To the surprise of no one, the City of Toronto has declared its King St. pilot (now permanent) transit project a success.The latest city-ordered …

Commuting

Downtown streetcar project glides forward with $291M construction budget

The project received approval to go after some potential funding sources<p>Plans for a Downtown Los Angeles Streetcar leaped forward this week.<p>The Los Angeles City Council approved a funding plan Wednesday for the streetcar’s construction—expected to cost $291 million. The plan includes seeking out …

Urban Design

Monday storms washed nearly 600,000 gallons of sewage-contaminated water into Baltimore harbor

Two rounds of heavy rainfall Monday washed nearly 600,000 gallons of sewage-contaminated stormwater into Baltimore's harbor, city officials said.<p>A …

Pollution

A Brief History of Popular Richmond Neighborhood, ‘The Fan’

The Fan is RVA’s most popular neighborhood. And it’s got an interesting history.The Fan’s towering Victorian-style homes probably once housed wealthy …

Urban Design

2 accidents, even before MKE's streetcar goes into service

Aug 16, 2018<p>Two lawsuits even before "The Hop" begins! We can all rest easier with this safety video. Here's the link to the Hop's site<p>via MILWAUKEE …

Streetcars

Family vacations have long-lasting impacts on children, study says

Trips with the family are the gift that keeps on giving.<p>Published: 6:21 AM EDT August 16, 2018<p>Updated: 2:21 AM EDT August 16, 2018<p>Related Videos<p>'Old …

Aretha Franklin

10-month-old child found dead during traffic stop in Meriwether County

A death investigation is underway after a 10-month-old was found dead during a traffic stop Wednesday in Meriwether.<p>Published: 5:07 AM EDT August 16, …

High School Football

Toronto mayoral candidates use King Street pilot project figures in campaign race

After figures released this week show the King Street pilot project achieving what it was intended to, two of the top contenders in the city’s …

Toronto

How to go inside the historical Veteran's Memorial Bridge and Subway this weekend

CLEVELAND - It's a bridge that thousands of Clevelanders cross on a daily basis—chances are you've been on it recently— but have you ever gone under …

Veterans

Shout Out: Edward Kwiatkowski takes you on a ride through Chicago history

Ah, a gentle trip back to simpler times ... ice cream sundaes, a day at the beach, a ride on a streetcar. Well, the first two are still around.<p>What led to the demise of Chicago’s streetcars? Edward Kwiatkowski, an Elmwood Park resident and frequent visitor to the Eisenhower Public Library in …

Amusement Parks

MARTA, Atlanta Streetcar among best rapid transit systems in USA

But what may have surprised many readers, was that not only was MARTA cited as the envy of many cities, but the Atlanta Streetcar was listed as one …

Transit

Free rides on a 1954-built Vancouver trolleybus this week

To celebrate the 70th anniversary of Vancouver’s trolleybus network, TransLink will be offering free rides one of the transit system’s oldest …

Transportation

Three Gallaudet Graduates Establish First Deaf-Owned Brewery On The East Coast

Streetcar 82 currently is open on a “soft” basis Thursdays through Saturdays, and will open officially on Sept. 7

Streetcars

This Deaf-Owned Brewery Is The First Of Its Kind On The East Coast

A little over a month after pouring its first pints, Hyattsville’s newest brewery, Streetcar 82 Brewing Co., is bustling on a Thursday night. More …

Beer

KIRO Radio editor's bike crash proves South Lake Union streetcar tracks are dangerous

KIRO Radio’s Dori Monson got a text message from a colleague Friday evening that confirmed one of his most firmly-held views — that the South Lake …

Seattle

Forbes praises Atlanta’s mass transit network, nodding to (huh?) the streetcar

With 12 stops along the 2.7-mile circuit, the still-nascent streetcar system has room for improvement—and expansion<p>Counting four heavy rail lines and almost 40 train stations, MARTA is the envy of many U.S cities longing for a decent mass transit network.<p>As all Atlantans know, however, there’s …

Urban Design

816 Day is coming: Here are 5 ways to celebrate, from streetcar art to discounts

Heads up, Kansas Citians: 816 Day is coming up on Thursday, 8/16.<p>Never heard of it?<p>The event billed as a “holiday” is named after the local area …

Kansas City

King Street pilot project: Latest data shows increase in ridership, streetcar reliability

The City of Toronto says the King Street pilot project, which gives streetcars priority on a portion of the busy downtown corridor, has resulted in …

Toronto

LA looking at downtown streetcar line

A Los Angeles City Council committee is looking at the funding plan to build, operate and maintain a streetcar line downtown.<p>The four-mile streetcar …

Urban Design

Mansion Monday: Elegant Fern Street home with recent updates, steps from streetcar

New Orleans

Trump Administration Withholding $1.4 Billion in Transit Funds Authorized by Congress

The Federal Transit Administration is sitting on $1.4 billion dollars that was earmarked for new transit projects. But instead of doing its job and …

Trump Administration

How the humble t-shirt became a £200 luxury must-have

The t-shirt - simple, stylish, iconic. Few, perhaps no, garments are more ubiquitous in the 21st century wardrobe. It is the style around which myriad looks are built. Jeans and loafers, undone tailoring, slip dress? Add a tee to complete the look.<p>The t-shirt started life as men's underwear, during …

Fashion (UK)

Today’s Headlines

• What Will Google Do With the Data Its “Smart City” Collects? (WaPo)<br>• City Lab Did a Piece on Ghost Bike Memorials<br>• DC Streetcar Station Destroyed by …

Smart Cities

Trump accused of stalling Sacramento streetcar. Locals must prove more, his officials respond

A national transportation group on Monday accused the Trump administration of stalling the Sacramento streetcar proposal and 16 other transit …

Trump Administration

Broadview and Gerrard reopens to traffic month earlier than expected

Traffic is flowing again at one of the busiest corners in Toronto's east end after construction crews were able to finish extensive streetcar track …

Toronto

Proposed LA Streetcar Moves Forward With $590M Funding Plan

A four-mile streetcar through downtown Los Angeles moved closer to reality after a $590 million funding plan outlined how a combination of federal …

Urban Design

The Woman Who Refused to Leave a Whites-Only Streetcar

On Sunday, July 16th, 1854, a young black schoolteacher named Elizabeth Jennings was running late. She was heading to the Congregational Church, …

Black History

A Hole of Light at the End of a Tunnel of Trees

<i>An anxious woman awaits her lover in Panamanian writer Carlos Oriel Wynter Melo’s exploration of jealousy and doubt​</i><p>If you look at the park head on, …

Streetcars

Kaleidoscope has films, fashion, fair

This year's Kaleidoscope LGBT Film and Culture Festival -- which starts today and ends Aug. 18 at the Argenta Community Theatre and Gallery -- not …

Marlon Brando