News Tagged With: streetcars
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March 12, 2014

Plan to triple cost of riding S.F.'s historic streetcars proposed

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

Light rail vehicle market to reach $11 billion by 2020

The research covers the light rail and streetcar segments in North America — the second largest market after Europe.


July 24, 2013

Toronto Transit debuts longer streetcars

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

Six streetcars to be purchased for Detroit project

Whether the Buy America-compliant streetcars will be on-wire or off-wire is still being explored.


March 11, 2013

DART awards streetcar vehicle contract

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

Web Extra: Streetcar project adds to U of Arizona's transit options

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

Cincinnati selects CAF vehicles for streetcar project

The vehicle offered by the company is conventionally powered with a 100% low-floor design.


April 10, 2012

S.F. Muni celebrates 100 years

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

Nashville study finds BRT half as costly as streetcars

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.


October 26, 2011

San Francisco MTA names yard after Cameron Beach

Was a member of the SFMTA board of directors for more than four years and was especially admired for his transit expertise and passion for public transportation. His career in transportation spanned 44 years, including 25 years with the Sacramento Regional Transit District.


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