Tag: streetcar


Why build a subway when there’s room for a streetcar?

March 10, 2020

Via: TreeHugger

If you care about embodied carbon, money or time you don’t dig. But then this is Toronto. In the former Toronto suburb of Etobicoke, Eglinton Avenue West is a fast-moving arterial road that would be perfect for surface transit. But […]

Impact & Regulations

Assessment puts cost of Omaha streetcar at $156 million

March 2, 2017

Via: Metro Magazine

A financial assessment done for the city estimates it would cost $156 million to build and equip a streetcar line linking downtown Omaha to midtown. It would cost about $7.5 million a year to operate the line, reported the Omaha […]

Travel & Public Transit

Charlotte approves $94M streetcar construction contract

December 1, 2016

Via: Metro Magazine

The Charlotte Observer reports that the City Council approved a $94.1 million construction contract for the second phase of the Charlotte Area Transit System’s streetcar, which will allow work to begin in 2017. The city expects the project to be […]

Travel & Public Transit

Fast-tracked Miami streetcar system hits snag over price

November 10, 2016

Via: Metro Magazine

A fast-tracked streetcar project has left Miami Beach in a tough negotiating position as it prepares to spend a year hashing out an estimated $244 million contract to build a rail system that would ultimately connect across Biscayne Bay to […]