Portland will buy two new streetcars for $10 million, with potential plans for more

Portland approved a $10 million plan Wednesday to buy two streetcars from a Pennsylvania-based company with the option to later buy additional …

Urban Design

Seattle Officials Knowingly Lowballed Streetcar Costs by 50 Percent

Last week <i>The</i> <i>Seattle Times</i> published a memo by the King County Metro Transit Division, which is contracted to operate the streetcar. The memo says …

Jenny Durkan

Portland Streetcar to add 2 brand new streetcars

PORTLAND, Ore. (KOIN) -- Two new streetcars with more seating, extra room and better signage will be added to the fleet of Portland Streetcars after …

Portland, OR

‘Enough is enough’: TTC to install gates after yet another vehicle drives into streetcar tunnel

The TTC says it will move to install gates at the entrance to a busy streetcar tunnel after yet another motorist strayed into the tunnel and got …


Seattle underestimates by millions the cost to run its new streetcar line, Metro says

The discrepancy boils down to staffing. Metro thinks it will need almost twice as many employees to operate the streetcar system — including …

Urban Design

Hansen: What is it about the word streetcar that makes people so dubious?

The word “streetcar” has barely escaped my mouth, and Mike Hoch is already turning crimson.<p>“The biggest waste of money!” he barks, his voice slicing …

Urban Design

Torontonians celebrating St. Patrick's Day can ride some TTC streetcar routes for free

Torontonians celebrating St. Patrick’s Day on Saturday will be able to ride some streetcar routes for free.<p>Fare collection boxes will be closed and …


How Detroit’s Streetcar Overlooked Real Transit Needs to Satisfy a Well-Connected Few

When Detroit’s QLine streetcar opened last year, the timing was awkward to say the least.Just a few months prior, voters in the Detroit region had …

Urban Design

Stothert wants city vote if tax money is used

With a new study estimating the cost of an Omaha streetcar at $170 million, Mayor Jean Stothert says it’s up to streetcar advocates to push the …


Today’s Headlines

• Ryan: Easier to Pass Infrastructure Package If It’s Broken Up Into 5 or 6 Bills (Bloomberg)<br>• Virginia Passes Historic $154M D.C. Metro Funding Plan …

Sustainable Transport

Cincinnati needs to shut down streetcar and cut its losses

Streetcar has failed, time to cut loses

San Francisco

In Munich, putting people before cars makes transit work so much better

<b>It seems that most transit decisions in North America are made with the goal of making life easier for people in cars.</b><p>In North America, transit …


Ridership, bridge building, streetcars: HWR, March 7

<b>Art of Transport:</b> How they build bridges in China.<p>— The Invisible Man (@invisibleman_17) March 5, 2018<p><b>Art of Transit:</b><p>Real time arrival predictions …

Urban Design

Riverview Corridor hearing draws dozens for, against West 7th streetcar

The St. Paul City Council held a public hearing Wednesday on a major regional transit project still in the infancy of planning — a $1.4 billion to $2 …

Urban Design

PX column: 'Tough decisions' loom on streetcar. Does Council have guts to make them?

Cincinnati Assistant City Manager John Juech on Tuesday told Council it's time to take a hard look at changing the streetcar's leadership.

City Halls

'You need one neck to choke,' top city official says, calling for fewer streetcar bosses

CLOSE<p>The Cincinnati Bell Connector, Cincinnati's streetcar.<p>Cincinnati's streetcar has too many masters, a top city official told Cincinnati City …

Urban Design

A Streetcar Named Disaster

There are few more illustrative examples of government dysfunction and waste than the DC Streetcar.<p>At a hearing last week, the Washington, D.C., City …

Urban Design

5 reasons why the Cincinnati streetcar's numbers are crashing, with no fixes in sight

CLOSE<p>The Cincinnati Bell Connector, Cincinnati's streetcar.<p>Cincinnati's new City Council is set Tuesday to get its first update on how things are …

Urban Design

Vote ‘yes’ to extend Kansas City streetcar line to UMKC

Kansas City voters have a important opportunity this month to build on the success of the downtown streetcar line.<p>During the next few weeks, voters …

Urban Design

Is Streetcar Rage Justified?

No, the D.C. Streetcar isn’t scrapping its fleet and shutting down. But there’s a reason why so many critics of the system thought it was.<p>On Monday, the radio station WTOP reported that Washington, D.C’s. much-mocked streetcar line was considering scrapping its current fleet, which has been in …

Urban Design

Omaha streetcar study expected to be complete next week

A highly anticipated streetcar feasibility study is expected to be complete by the middle of next week.<p>Metro Transit Executive Director Curt Simon …


The D.C. Trolley Folly

Washington, D.C., should have listened to Marion Barry. The late four-time mayor of the nation’s capital may have made problematic lifestyle …

Conservative View

Rampart-St. Claude streetcar extension study could move into slow lane |

New Orleans transit officials have signaled they may pump the brakes on a study assessing whether to extend the Rampart-St. Claude streetcar line …

New Orleans

Streetcar service back online after truck hits building

Streetcar service is back after it was temporarily suspended around 1:50 p.m. Thursday due to "a traffic incident."

Alarm as giant bridge collapse swallows cars in Yorkshire town

Emergency services are at the scene of a road collapse in Skipton which swallowed up two cars this afternoon.


D.C. Struggles to Get Replacement Parts for Its Disastrous Streetcar

At the time, the District Department of Transportation (DDOT) envisioned a 7.2-mile line servicing the low-income neighborhood of Anacostia. Instead, …

Urban Design

Why you soon might have to pay up to ride the Dallas streetcar

The free ride could soon be over for Dallas Streetcar passengers, Dallas City Council members said Monday.<p>Members of the council's Mobility, …

Urban Design

Man reports being shot in Mid-City: NOPD |

A 30-year-old man said he was shot in Mid-City on Saturday night (Feb. 24) on Canal Street, according to the New Orleans Police Department.<p>An NOPD …

New Orleans

TTC fare inspector suspended for streetcar incident

A TTC fare inspector has been suspended with pay in the wake of an incident where a black teen was “held down screaming.”The incident occurred on the …


Streetcar Extension to Isle of Capri Casino May Be in the Cards

<i>By Kevin Collison</i><p>The Kansas City Streetcar Authority may push its planned riverfront extension to the Isle of Capri, a strategic move that would …

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