Other Streetcars

There are many modern streetcar systems in the United States, and there are even more systems that are being studied and planned for future development. We've put together a sampling of the diverse systems that criss-cross this country; this article, Streetcar Projects Advance Nationwide Thanks to Local Initiative, illustrates just how widely-spread streetcar programs can be found!

Kenosha, WI

Turf-track Streetcar

Kenosha, WILine dedication: June 17, 2000Route: 2-mile circulatorEconomic development: part of the HarborPark development on the shores of Lake Michigan; played a major role in the downtown’s transit-oriented development; a top tourist...

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Portland, OR

Streetcars and Downtown Revitalization

Portland, ORYear Completed: 2001Route: The Portland Streetcar route is 7.35 miles long (once the extension is completed) with 70 stops. The route connects Northwest Portland, the Pearl District, Portland City Center, Portland State University,...

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Milwaukee, WI

A City-Building Tool

Milwaukee, WI Status: In the planning stages. Service is planned to begin December 2015.Route: Approximately two miles. The exact route and number of stops are still to be finalized. Annual ridership is projected at 588,880 by 2015 with the...

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Tampa, FL

A Historic Line Revived

Tampa, FLYear Completed: 2002Route: The line is 2.7 miles long with 11 stations. In fiscal year 2012, streetcar ridership has averaged about 28,000 trips per month. The streetcar line connects Downtown and Channelside to the historic Ybor City...

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Washington, D.C.

A 37-Mile Streetcar Network

Washington, D.C.Status: In the planning and early construction stages. The line is expected to open in the summer of 2013.Route: The first segment will be a 2.2-mile line with seven stops, running on H Street and Benning Road NE. Ultimately, the proposed...

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Los Angeles, CA

Downtown Rail Renaissance

Los Angeles, CAStatus: In the planning stages. Construction is planned for 2014 and completion is planned for 2016.Route: While the final route is still being finalized, it will be approximately 3-4 miles and will connect downtown destinations like LA...

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