New Orleans: Large section of St. Charles streetcar line to close for repairs

From Uptown Messenger; July 8, 2019 Nearly half of the St. Charles Avenue streetcar line will shut down for repairs…

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San Francisco delays $62 million for Muni’s new rail fleet after a slew of mishaps

By Rachel Swan, San Francisco Chronicle; April 23, 2019 San Francisco officials delayed millions in funding for Muni’s troubled new…

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Florida: How Tampa Tripled Ridership on its Streetcar

By Angie Schmitt. Streetsblog USA; April 8, 2019 Here’s a happy transit story: A $2.7-million state grant to Tampa’s downtown streetcar…

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San Francisco’s Muni rail on-time rate up citywide—but still terrible overall

By Adam Brinklow, Curbed San Francisco; March 26, 2019 The latest round of Muni performance data, released by the city…

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New Orleans hits brakes on faster streetcar routes; longer walks to stops drove outrage

BY JEFF ADELSON, The New Orleans Advocate; March 26, 2019 The Regional Transit Authority is pumping the brakes on a…

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New Orleans: Transportation planner sees merit in speeding up Canal streetcar service

By Bobby Evans, Contributing Opinion Writer, The Lens; March 22, 2019   The proposed pilot program to improve Canal streetcar…

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Wisconsin: Milwaukee planning to extend streetcar to convention center prior to 2020 Democratic National Convention

By Alex Zank, Biz Times Milwaukee Business News; March 15, 2019 Milwaukee is planning to extend the Hop streetcar system…

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Texas: Dallas Public Transit Was Better in 1919 Than It Is in 2019

By Peter Simek, D Magazine; February 26, 2019 Dallas public transit was on the right track. By 1919, the city…

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Tampa transit agency chooses Benjamin Limmer as CEO

By Paul Conley, Editor-in-Chief, RT&S Magazine; February 4, 2019 The Hillsborough Area Regional Transit Agency (HART), which operates public transportation…

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Cincinnati streetcar advertising was 70 percent off budget in 2018, bringing in just over $100K.

By Hannah Sparling, Cincinnati Enquirer; January 28, 2019 Expectation: The Cincinnati Bell Connector would bring in more than $350,000 from…

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Major capital expenditures planned in older U.S. transit and commuter systems

By Paul Conley, Editor-in-Chief, RT&S Magazine; January 22, 2019 There’s an enormous amount of money out there for contractors, vendors…

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MARTA’s reputation, development on the line as Atlanta hosts Super Bowl

By David Wickert, The Atlanta Journal-Constitution; January 21, 2019 Super Bowl LII in Minneapolis was hours away. The local transit…

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Why the West Coast Is Suddenly Beating the East Coast on Transportation

By Emma G. Fitzsimmons, The New York Times; January 1, 2019 When New York City’s transportation commissioner returned from a…

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Book Review: An anti-passenger-rail manifesto

Opinion By David Peter Alan, Chair, Lackawanna Coalition, Railway Age Magazine; November 13, 2018 “Romance of the Rails: Why the Passenger Trains…

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El Paso, Texas streetcars make their return after 45-year absence

From The El Paso Times; November 9, 2018 With that distinct sound streetcar bell — Ding-Ding! — El Paso’s streetcars…

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‘They’re Bold and Fresh’: The Millennials Disrupting Boston’s Transit System

By ERICK TRICKEY, Politico Magazine; October 25, 2018 BOSTON—One Sunday night two years ago, Marc Ebuña and Ari Ofsevit stayed…

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New Orleans streetcars to run all night along Canal Street, Riverfront

By Beau Evans, The Times-Picayune; September 25, 2018 Streetcars running down Canal Street will soon take a turn and run…

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HNTB Releases New Survey: Americans Overwhelmingly Believe Public Transportation Should Receive Government Funding

A press release from HNTB Corporation; September 24, 2018: NEW YORK (PRWEB)September 24, 2018 Key findings include: Eight-six percent of…

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5 million rides for Kansas City Streetcar

By Stuart Chirls, Senior Editor, Railway Age Magazine; September 19, 2018 The fare-free KC Streetcar recently logged its 5 millionth…

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Streetcar projects flourish as cities seek to attract businesses, millennials

By Julie Sneider, Senior Associate Editor, Progressive Railroading Magazine; September 2018 When Oklahoma City opens its OKC Streetcar service later…

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How did we get here? A look back at Seattle’s Center City Connector and streetcar history

By Michelle Baruchman, Traffic Lab Engagement Editor, Seattle Times; September 7, 2018 The First Avenue streetcar line would link the…

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Seattle, Washington Streetcar Construction Costs Jump to $252 Million

By The Associated Press, U.S. News & World Report; September 1, 2018 SEATTLE (AP) — The cost of a Seattle…

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Ontario: Bombardier president apologizes to Toronto Transit Commission over delivery of 89 faulty streetcars

By Gabriele Roy, The Canadian Press, CTV News; July 10, 2018 TORONTO — The president of Bombardier Transportation made his…

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A desire to ride a New Orleans streetcar: A photo essay

By David Grunfeld, The Times-Picayune; March 7, 2018 That New Orleans is one of the most picturesque places on the…

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Washington, DC considers plan to replace streetcar fleet, still has no plans to make riders pay

By Max Smith, WTOP; February 26, 2018 WASHINGTON — Only two years after the D.C. Streetcar launched, the District is…

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