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June 18, 2014

UPDATED: Detroit streetcar facing $12M shortfall

A two-page letter to Transportation Secretary Anthony Foxx warned the project urgently needs additional grant money to proceed, but said it would survive without the funds, though; it would have to be scaled back.


May 15, 2014

City of Atlanta, MARTA to operate streetcar

Opting for the joint City-MARTA operational approach rather than a private contractor to run the system will save in excess of $5 million in the first five years.


April 30, 2014

Herzog tapped to operate Kansas City streetcar

The system is expected to be up and running by late 2015. Operating costs are expected to be about $2.8 million per year.


April 16, 2014

San Antonio’s VIA wins streetcar court case

A county judge reaffirmed a ruling that an opponent of the project should have to pay a multimillion-dollar bond if he wants to appeal the transit system's earlier legal victory allowing it to issue debt to fund several projects.


March 12, 2014

Texas’ VIA streetcar development phase approved

This puts the agency on the path toward federal funding for future project phases. Local funding is already in place through a partnership with the City of San Antonio and Bexar County/Texas DOT.


February 5, 2014

Grand Rapids resurrects downtown streetcar plans

The agency is paying HDR Inc. $293,895 to refine the 2008 study, which envisioned a $79 million, three-mile route, updating what an electric streetcar line would cost and how the money could come together.


January 22, 2014

Milwaukee streetcar route change won't impact success, city says

The decision to split the route into parallel one-way segments was made to eliminate impacts to the utilities, for which the costs to relocate had been estimated at $55 million to $65 million, city officials reported.


January 17, 2014

Streetcar to increase testing on U. of Ariz. campus

Three Sun Link Tucson Streetcar vehicles going through testing and driver training will run through the campus more frequently during the spring semester. All eight vehicles will be delivered by May, which will give the management team enough time for pre-revenue service.


November 13, 2013

Once nearly extinct, streetcars see U.S. resurgence

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

$133M Cincinnati streetcar plan causes contention in mayoral race

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.


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