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Old 01-06-2011, 05:46 PM
 
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So many cities across the nation are adding streetcars now. Some are adding one line while other are building complete networks. What are the top 5 cities for streetcars over the next 20 years? Which cities will have the highest ridership, most miles, most lines? You can rank a top 5 major city system and a top 5 smaller city system if you want too.


The following cities have lines planned, under construction, or existing:

Seattle, Washington
Tacoma, Washington
Portland, Oregon
San Francisco, California
Washington D.C.
New York, New York
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Little Rock, Arkansas
Los Angeles, California
Sacramento, California
Fort Lauderdale, Florida
Atlanta, Georgia
Boise, Idaho
New Orleans, Louisiana
Baltimore, Maryland
Grand Rapids, Michigan
Charlotte, North Carolina
Cincinnati, Ohio
Columbus, Ohio
Lake Oswego, Oregon
Providence, Rhode Island
Dallas, Texas
Fort Worth, Texas
San Antonio, Texas
Salt Lake City, Utah
Kenosha, Wisconsin
Tucson, Arizona

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Old 01-06-2011, 05:51 PM
 
Location: Augusta, GA ''The fastest rising city in the southeast''
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Augusta is planning a $36 to $40 million 3.1 to 4 mile streetcar system. But you should have a top 5 based on population. Comparing LA and New York to Little Rock or Grand Rapids isn't fair...
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Old 01-06-2011, 05:53 PM
 
Location: On the Rails in Northern NJ
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^ The Fort Worth proposals died last month.....and few other cities canceled theres.
The unofficial Northeastern streetcar restoration list..

Providence
Stamford
New Haven
Boston
Worcester
Baltimore
Harrisburg
Reading,PA
Lancaster
Manchester,NH
Portland,ME
Washington DC
Springfield,MA
White Plains
Bridgeport
Norwalk
Fall River
Philadelphia
Jersey City
Wilmington
New Brunswick
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Old 01-06-2011, 05:55 PM
 
Location: On the Rails in Northern NJ
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So many cities across the nation are adding streetcars now. Some are adding one line while other are building complete networks. What are the top 5 cities for streetcars over the next 20 years? Which cities will have the highest ridership, most miles, most lines?


The following cities have lines planned, under construction, or existing:

Portland, Oregon - 3
San Francisco, California - 2
Washington D.C. - 4
New York, New York
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania - 1
Little Rock, Arkansas
Los Angeles, California
Sacramento, California
Fort Lauderdale, Florida
Atlanta, Georgia
Boise, Idaho
New Orleans, Louisiana
Baltimore, Maryland
Grand Rapids, Michigan
Charlotte, North Carolina
Cincinnati, Ohio
Columbus, Ohio
Lake Oswego, Oregon
Providence, Rhode Island - 5
Dallas, Texas
Fort Worth, Texas
San Antonio, Texas
Salt Lake City, Utah
Kenosha, Wisconsin
Tucson, Arizona
Ranked....by current system and future proposals
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Old 01-06-2011, 05:56 PM
 
Location: Zagreb, Croatia
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That's cool. The US should reduce it's dependence on cars as much as possible.
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Old 01-06-2011, 06:25 PM
 
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Originally Posted by MDAllstar View Post
So many cities across the nation are adding streetcars now. Some are adding one line while other are building complete networks. What are the top 5 cities for streetcars over the next 20 years? Which cities will have the highest ridership, most miles, most lines?


The following cities have lines planned, under construction, or existing:

Portland, Oregon
San Francisco, California
Washington D.C.
New York, New York
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Little Rock, Arkansas
Los Angeles, California
Sacramento, California
Fort Lauderdale, Florida
Atlanta, Georgia
Boise, Idaho
New Orleans, Louisiana
Baltimore, Maryland
Grand Rapids, Michigan
Charlotte, North Carolina
Cincinnati, Ohio
Columbus, Ohio
Lake Oswego, Oregon
Providence, Rhode Island
Dallas, Texas
Fort Worth, Texas
San Antonio, Texas
Salt Lake City, Utah
Kenosha, Wisconsin
Tucson, Arizona
Your forgeting Seattle and Tacoma both have lines already running.
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Old 01-06-2011, 06:25 PM
 
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^ The Fort Worth proposals died last month.....and few other cities canceled theres.
The unofficial Northeastern streetcar restoration list..

Providence
Stamford
New Haven
Boston
Worcester
Baltimore
Harrisburg
Reading,PA
Lancaster
Manchester,NH
Portland,ME
Washington DC
Springfield,MA
White Plains
Bridgeport
Norwalk
Fall River
Philadelphia
Jersey City
Wilmington
New Brunswick
Wow...that sucks. It must be budget's. I bet their highways aren't sparring any expense.
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Old 01-06-2011, 06:31 PM
 
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Hmm gas is expected to reach 5 dollars a gallon by 2012 . The cities that prepare better for the future will be the strongest cities. Cities the are auto dependent in the future will suffer greatly and see large declines in commerece and business.
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Old 01-06-2011, 06:50 PM
 
Location: On the Rails in Northern NJ
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Seattle already has one line open and one more line under construction. It has several more lines planned also but yet not under construction.
Thats a tiny system compared to ones listed.....its 1 line....although i suppose i should reorganize...
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Old 01-06-2011, 06:56 PM
 
Location: DFW Texas
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Cities the are auto dependent in the future will suffer greatly and see large declines in commerece and business.
They said the same thing when gas was approaching $2, $3, and now could be hitting $4 and the cities that are car-centric are doing just fine. I don't see Americans leaving their cars in the garage because gas hitting $5, they will simply cut back on other things instead.
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