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Posts Tagged ‘Streetcar’

Washington, DC: Streetcar Construction

Thursday, December 19th, 2013
Washington, DC: Streetcar Construction

For the last several months, DDOT and the streetcar team have been busy at work along H Street and Benning Road on the last leg of streetcar construction. Right now the team is performing final design and construction for several areas of the project, including streetcar turnarounds, the Car Barn Training Center, pole and overhead wire installation, track installation for turnarounds, pocket tracks, and final roadway.

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Seattle, WA: Local Waterfront Transit

Monday, July 8th, 2013
Seattle Streecar

WATERFRONT SEATTLE
This study evaluates and compares historic streetcars, modern streetcars, and rubber tire transit for operating characteristics, effects on the environment, and cost. These transit options will focus on moving people along the waterfront; characteristics include high frequency operations, ease of passenger boarding, and connections to other major transit modes.

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Midsize Cities on the Move: A Look at the Next Generation of Rapid Bus, Bus Rapid Transit, and Streetcar Projects in the United States

Wednesday, December 19th, 2012

RECONNECTING AMERICA Introduction Public transportation investments have helped to shape many of America’s cities. The largest metropolises typically have extensive rail and bus systems that provide mobility for commuters, residents, and visitors and serve as the backbone of the regional economy. The recent shutdown of the New York subway system as a result of Hurricane […]

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Arlington, VA: Streetcar System

Friday, August 31st, 2012

For decades, Arlington has worked to give people travel choices. Our County has the most Metrorail stops in Virginia; a successful local bus service; ART, which carries 2.5 million riders annually — and a growing Bike Share program. It is all designed to make it easier for you to live, work, play and visit in […]

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A Citizen’s History of the Grand Rapids Streetcar

Wednesday, May 11th, 2011

6th-generation Grand Rapids, MI citizen Fred Quillin displays his passion for Grand Rapids history, and outlines how learning from the past can provide innovations for the future.
GRHistDetectives

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In Atlanta’s TIGER Bid, Innovative “Beltline” Takes Backseat to Streetcar

Tuesday, August 24th, 2010
Atlanta Streetcar Map - The Transport Politic

STREETSBLOG
For years, the city of Atlanta has been developing ambitious plans to connect its radial transit lines with a circular “beltline.” As envisioned, the $2.8 billion project would include 22 miles of light rail and recreational amenities, circling the central city, taking advantage of existing freight lines. For now, however, those plans are getting less attention from city leaders than a 2.6-mile streetcar line that would serve as an east-west connector for downtown.

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