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Old 07-12-2011, 09:03 AM
Location: Fairfax County, VA
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Source: Planned Streetcar Systems « The Transport Politic

  • Modern Streetcar (http://www.cabq.gov/transit/about-us/projects-and-planning/modern-streetcar-project - broken link)
    • New route runs east-west from the Bio Park and Nob Hill, via Old Town, Downtown, Edo, and the University of New Mexico, along Central Avenue
    • State of New Mexico proposes adding a secondary route running north-south from the University of New Mexico to the Sun Port airport
    • $280 to $430 million cost
    • 7,100 projected daily riders
    • Still in review – funding has not been secured and construction timeline is not yet ready
  • Atlanta
    • Georgia Transit Connector Atlanta StreetcarFirst Phase Funded- 2013
      • 2.6-mile line, running from Centennial Olympic Park to the Dr. Martin Luther King Jr Historic Site in downtown Atlanta
      • 12 stations
      • 2,600 projected daily riders
      • $72.2 million cost, of which $47.7 million covered by a U.S. DOT TIGER II grant
      • An extension running north-south would connect Downtown to Midtown from Five Points to Arts Center, roughly following MARTA’s route
      • Relevant article on the Transport Politic: Readying Atlanta for Its Bright Future, 24 September 2009.
  • Austin
    • City of Austin Modern Rail- 2017
      • 16.5-mile new line from waterfront north
      • Hybrid streetcar/light rail operations
      • $1.3-1.7 billion likely system cost, depending on phasing
      • Construction could begin in 2014
      • Not currently funded
  • Baltimore
    • Charles Street Streetcar
      • New line, running from the Inner Harbor waterfront to Johns Hopkins University, along Charles Street, St. Paul Street, and Cathedral Street, via Penn Station
      • $150 million likely cost
      • Not currently funded
  • Boise
    • Boise Streetcar
      • 2.3-mile loop running east-west on Main and Idaho Streets, extends from Noble Park to 15th Street
      • Cost of $50-60 million
      • Future phases could be extended across the city
  • Charlotte
    • Center City Streetcar (http://www.charmeck.org/Departments/CATS/Rapid+Transit+Planning/Center+City/Home.htm - broken link) – 2015 (?) – Partially Funded
      • 10-mile new line, leading west and east from Uptown
      • Received $25 million in U.S. DOT Urban Circulator funds for 1.5-mile initial route through center city
      • Unclear construction timetable as of now
      • Relevant article on the Transport Politic: Charlotte Wants a New Streetcar, But Has No Money, 10 February 2009.
  • Cincinnati
    • StreetcarFunded- 2012
      • 3.9-mile new north-south route runs through the city’s Downtown, from waterfront to north downtown
      • 6,400 projected daily riders
      • $128 million cost; $25 million provided by U.S. DOT Urban Circulator Grant
      • Relevant article on the Transport Politic: Cincinnati’s Riverfront Transit Center Attracts Criticism, 7 July 2009.
  • Columbus
    • Downtown Streetcar
      • 2.8-mile new line, running from Downtown to the Ohio State University, along High Street
      • May be expanded into a 13-mile full line (as LRT/Streetcar combination) running north from Ohio State to Delaware County, via existing freight tracks, depending on funding
      • Costs could run from $100 to $650 million
      • Relevant article on the Transport Politic: Columbus Looks at Light Rail, 11 January 2009.
  • Fort Lauderdale
    • Fort Lauderdale Downtown “Wave” Streetcar- 2013
      • 2.7-mile downtown and inner-city circulator, roughly paralleling the Florida East Coast Railway route
      • 10 stations from Broward General Medical Center to North 8th Street
      • $124.34 million construction costs, but no funding currently available
    • Central Broward East-West Transit- 2013
      • Route from Fort Lauderdale/Hollywood Airport, north through downtown, then west along Interstate 75 to Sawgrass Mills and Bank Atlantic Center
      • Could be streetcar or bus rapid transit; a third plan would run streetcars from Fort Lauderdale Airport via downtown to the Plantation Midtown District, and then run a BRT line from there to Bank Atlantic Center
      • Original plan was for light rail system along route
      • Could share downtown alignment with proposed downtown streetcar system
  • Fort Worth
    • Fort Worth StreetcarPartially Funded
      • Downtown and inner-city circulator
      • Received $25 million U.S. DOT Urban Circulator Grant
      • Planning was put on hold in late 2010
  • Hampton Roads
    • Streetcar Line
      • From Downtown Hampton to Downtown Newport News
      • No funding currently available for project
  • Kansas City
    • Streetcar Line
      • 2-mile route from River Market to Crown Center
      • Likely alignment along Main Street
      • No funding currently available for project
  • Los Angeles
    • Downtown Streetcar- 2014
      • Though route is not yet finalized, it would connect Staples Center and Bunker Hill
      • Price could approach $100 million
      • Funding not assured but City Council has approved $5 million in future funding for the project
      • Construction could begin in 2012
  • Miami
    • Miami Streetcar – 2012
      • 10.6-mile system of lines in and around Downtown Miami
      • Three general alignments:
        • North-South, from Government Center to the Miami Design District
        • West-South, from Government Center to Civic Center/Heath District
        • North-West, from Miami Design District to Civic Center/Health District
      • $200 million cost
      • 7,400 to 17,400 projected daily riders
      • Construction currently postponed indefinitely
      • Relevant article on the Transport Politic: Rebuilding Connections in Miami’s Urban Core, 4 November 2009.
  • Minneapolis
    • Streetcar- 2020-2050
      • Seven proposed lines:
        • Northwest to Robbinsdale
        • Southwest along Hennipin Avenue to Lake of the Isles
        • East-west along Lake Street from Hiawatha Avenue to St. Louis Park
        • South along Nicolette Avenue to 46th Street
        • South along Chicago Avenue to 38th Street
        • East across Mississippi River and along 2nd Street and University Avenue
        • North along Central Avenue to Columbia Heights and Hilltop
      • Long-term project without set construction or completion dates; no currently set-aside revenue
  • New Orleans
    • Streetcar System Expansions (http://www.norta.com/CBD_FQ_Project/ - broken link) – Partially Funded
      • 6.54-mile east-west line would run from Union Passenger Terminal to Press Street along Loyola Avenue, N. Rampart Street, and St. Claude Avenue
      • Project may include extension of riverfront streetcar north along Elysian Fields Avenue
      • Received $45 million in funding from the U.S. DOT in TIGER grants for the segment from Union Passenger Terminal to Canal Street (now under construction); other sections need additional money
      • A loop around the convention center is possible
      • Relevant articles on the Transport Politic: New Orleans Rekindles Hopes of a Desire Streetcar, 26 May 2009; DOT to Award $280 Million in Inner-City Circulator Grants, 2 December 2009.
  • Oklahoma City
    • Streetcar LinePartially Funded- 2014
      • 5 or 6-mile new line would run from downtown in a north-south transit mall with an extension to a north central neighborhood
      • Project would provide access to Union Station, where commuter rail and high-speed rail lines would be located
      • Funded by city’s approval of MAPS3 sales tax in November 2009
      • Cost likely to be around $130 million, though project’s size could increase with state or federal funding
  • Phoenix
    • Tempe South StreetcarPartially Funded- 2016
      • 2.6-mile corridor heads south from Downtown Tempe to Southern Avenue along Mill Avenue
      • Construction expected to begin 2013
      • A future phase, currently unfunded, could be extended east along Southern Avenue to Rural Road; other extensions could extend south along Rural Road or east/west along Rio Salado Parkway from Mill Avenue
      • An associated bus rapid transit line is planned for Rural Road from LRT to Chandler Boulevard
  • Providence
    • Downtown Streetcar
      • 2.3-mile line, with two routes, running along streets
      • 9 stations
      • $76 million estimated construction cost
  • Reno
    • Downtown Streetcar
      • 1.5-mile line along Virginia Street between Lawlor Events Center and California Avenue
      • $67 million cost for initial phase
      • Second phase of streetcar system, at $84 million, would span 3.5 miles of Virginia Street from California Avenue to the Convention Center
  • San Antonio
    • Downtown Streetcar
      • 2.2-mile north-south route along Broadway and South Alamo Street
      • A future east-west route along Commerce and Nueva Streets could extend the line
      • No funding yet available
  • Seattle
    • Tacoma Streetcar Expansion (http://future.soundtransit.org/details.aspx - broken link)- 2020
      • Extension of current downtown LRT north towards Tacoma Community College, Federal Way
    • Streetcar Network
      • A series of streetcar lines, augmenting the city’s LRT system:
        • First Hill Streetcar (http://www.soundtransit.org/x6487.xml - broken link) – 2012 – FUNDED
          • 2-mile streetcar with connections to Link LRT and Sounder CR, serving Capitol Hill and First Hill
        • Other Lines (http://www.seattlestreetcar.org/future.asp - broken link)(not funded and purely conceptual)
          • Fremont/Ballard Line – extension northwest of South Lake Union Line
          • University Line – extension northeast of South Lake Union Line
          • Central Line – primarily along 1st Ave from Mercer Street south to International District, with an eastern extension to 23rd Ave
      • Relevant articles on the Transport Politic: Huge Seattle Streetcar Plan, 9 December 2008; A Month Before Elections, Seattle Approves Plan for First Hill Streetcar, 8 October 2009.
  • Stamford
    • Streetcar System
      • 5-mile one-way or two-way lines on Atlantic and Bedford Streets, and potentially Washington Boulevard
      • $129 million construction cost
  • St. Louis
    • Delmar Loop Trolley
      • 2.2-mile new line, connecting Forest Park to Trinity, via Delmar Loop
      • Connections with Metrolink system at Forest Park and Delmar stations
      • $44 million construction cost, of which $25 million will be covered by federal Urban Circulator funds
      • Intended to use “heritage” trolley replica vehicles
  • Vancouver
    • Streetcar System
      • Several miles of new lines, running in downtown Vancouver and in False Creek
      • Construction will depend on the success of the demonstration streetcar being built for the 2010 Olympics
  • Tucson
    • Downtown Modern StreetcarPartially Funded- 2012
      • 3.9-mile new line runs between Downtown Tucson and the University of Arizona, via the 4th Avenue Business District
      • Predicted 3,600 daily riders
      • Construction set to begin in 2011
      • Total costs of $150 million; Received $63 million in TIGER grants for the project
  • Washington, D.C.
    • Columbia Pike Streetcar- 2014
      • 4.7-mile long new line in Arlington and Fairfax Counties (Virginia), from Pentagon City to Skyline along the Columbia Pike, with a connection to the Metro Blue and Yellow Lines at Pentagon City.
      • Construction is likely to begin in 2012
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Old 07-12-2011, 10:00 AM
Location: Denver
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Elysian Fields sure can use that, as well as the lakefront.
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Old 03-24-2012, 10:22 PM
Location: Swansea, Massachusetts
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Any street cars in proposal for Boston?
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Old 03-26-2012, 11:51 AM
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San Antonio's city and county governments have allocated $190 million for the streetcar project mentioned in the OP. It's funded and is currently expected to be operational in 2015. It's verrry unpopular with the local folks as there have been two ballot issues on light rail projects that were soundly defeated at the polls. For this one, the county executive reallocated money from a transportation fund aimed at explanding bus service to this project.
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Old 03-27-2012, 08:34 PM
Location: Swansea, Massachusetts
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I heard that New Bedford, MA was also thinking about that.
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Old 03-28-2012, 08:34 AM
Location: Boston
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Originally Posted by StanleyCupChamps2011 View Post
Any street cars in proposal for Boston?
I believe this list specifically regards street running lines, ie true street cars, rather than any and all light rail. The only light rail expansion currently planned for Boston is the extension of two lines to Union Square in Sommerville and College Ave. in Medford. These will both be on dedicated ROWs, not interacting with any street traffic at all.

If I had the power to make such things happen, there would be a street car line running on Washington St. through Dudley Square, then via Warrent St. to Blue Hill Ave., terminating in Mattapan Square.
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Old 03-28-2012, 08:48 AM
Location: The City
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PATCO Philadelphia Waterfront Transit Expansion AA - YouTube

Light rail planned for Philadelphia's Market Street | It's Our City - YouTube
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Old 03-28-2012, 08:58 AM
Location: The City
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The above is in conjunction with the Delaware waterfront development



[LEFT]Many have been waiting and anticipating the day a future is secured for Philadelphia's Premier Waterfront and it finally came. The Philadelphia City Planning Commission unanimously adopted the Master Plan for the Central Delaware Waterfront in its entirety, Tuesday afternoon. The new roadmap for the future of the waterfront is an ambitious plan, but very realistic. The plan aims to reunite the city and the waterfront with a system of linked parks and extended city streets. The Central Delaware Plan is now part of the city's comprehensive plan. It must be considered by by any city governing body when making a waterfront decision.



[LEFT]CDAG and other fans of the plan say it will re-tie the city to the waterfront, create new recreational and green space and spur economic growth. Many see the plan as a potential remedy to the paralysis caused by the creation of Interstate 95. The plan's adoption will make it easier to raise money to make plan projects happen. DRWC has already raised millions of dollars to implement public projects and will continue to do so in order to encourage and leverage private development of the waterfront.[/LEFT]



[LEFT]The plan reconnects city neighborhoods to the waterfront by fostering connections along key streets that generally end in public space. The series of public spaces, occurring about every half-mile, are linked to each other with a multi-purpose trail. The plan calls for mixed use development, including residential, commercial and industrial. View corridors to the water are preserved, and buildings are generally low and mid-rise in illustrations that occupy the plan. The street grid is extended to the waterfront.



Philly Shark: Central Delaware Master Plan is Adopted!
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Old 03-29-2012, 04:17 PM
Location: Swansea, Massachusetts
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Project Details | Providence Core Connector
The Providence Core Connector Study

- Transit 2020 plan for Providence
Transit 2020 Background | Providence Core Connector

I suggest reading these documents as Providence is developing into a metropolis IMO. I think Providence will eclipse 300k residents by 2040.
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Old 03-29-2012, 05:33 PM
Location: You Ta Zhou
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They didn't put Salt Lake City's Sugar House Streetcar for some reason. It will also be very nice.

Sugar House Streetcar
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