June 4, 2014
D.C.'s Dupont Circle’s ghostly streetcar station is another reminder that America once had an extensive and efficient interurban transit system. Now, as cities from Buffalo to San Diego look to light rail, it’s worth thinking about the astonishing transit system we built and then threw away.
March 12, 2014
The plan is just one of several revenue-raising proposals the San Francisco MTA is considering in its budget, but none of the other suggestions has drawn nearly the same amount of attention.
March 11, 2014
The research covers the light rail and streetcar segments in North America — the second largest market after Europe.
July 24, 2013
The air-conditioned, low-floor vehicles, manufactured by Bombardier Transportation, are nearly twice the length of the old Canadian Light Rail Vehicles and can accommodate 250 people.
July 17, 2013
Whether the Buy America-compliant streetcars will be on-wire or off-wire is still being explored.
March 11, 2013
Brookville Equipment Corp. vehicles will operate along a four-stop, 1.6-mile track that provides access for citizens of Dallas' urban core to the downtown Union Station hub, which connects to DART's Red/Blue/Green light rail lines and the Trinity Railway Express with service to Fort Worth.
April 23, 2012
The Tucson streetcar line will serve a population of more than 85,000 people who live and work within walking distance of 17 planned stops. The service also fills a gap by offering direct, high-capacity transit connections between downtown Tucson, the University of Arizona, the Arizona Health Sciences Center and points in between.
April 11, 2012
The vehicle offered by the company is conventionally powered with a 100% low-floor design.
April 10, 2012
Also launched special section of its website to share photographic archive images, historic information and a calendar of events at which the SFMTA centennial will be featured.
December 15, 2011
Estimates a BRT system would cost $136 million to construct, less than half the $275 million required for streetcars. The number of trips riders would make on either system would be about the same, 4,500 average weekday trips on BRT versus 4,800 on streetcars in the first year.
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