November 13, 2013
Many city planners are convinced that classic streetcars can ignite economic development in a way that buses cannot and at a fraction of the expense of light rail.
October 30, 2013
John Cranley calls the streetcar a bad investment and wants to cancel the project, while Roxanne Qualls supports the project, saying it will spark redevelopment and add jobs, as similar projects have done in other cities.
October 21, 2013
The city’s public relations team for the streetcar created an online safety campaign that provides videos and tips on how to safely maneuver along the corridor. Meanwhile, the university is working with the city to continue classes to teach bicyclists how to bike safely along the tracks.
October 3, 2013
Will assist the City of Detroit with reviews of the project’s design plans, criteria manual, and specifications. The firm will also act as the city’s representative for quality assurance during construction of the project.
September 11, 2013
The original estimate $125M estimate to build the four-mile line did not include the cost of utility work, as well as other costs, which could create a funding gap of almost $200M.
September 4, 2013
Contracts already awarded include URS Corp. for design work; HNTB Corp. to act as the owner's representative on the project; and Stacy and Witbeck Inc., to be the project's construction manager and general contractor.
August 6, 2013
Company will begin pre-construction work including assisting with the development of the maintenance of traffic strategy; reviewing design plans and provide input; and more.
July 17, 2013
A downtown Kansas City business owner told the Missouri Court of Appeals that she is upset she now must charge her customers a one cent sales tax to pay for the downtown streetcar project. The city’s attorney argued that the deadline for challenges to the plan had passed.
July 10, 2013
The $142.6 million, 2.7-mile long Wave electric streetcar is being paid for mostly with federal and local funds. However, it also requires $20.6 million from downtown Fort Lauderdale property owners.
June 4, 2013
The features include a 100% low floor design and the ability to operate at speeds of up to 65 mph.
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