Sat, Jun 24, 2017
At least one dozen American cities have built trolley lines through the central business district or downtown pedestrian malls in recent years. Four of these cities are Kenosha, WI, Memphis, TN, Portland, OR and San Francisco, CA. For detailed information on each city, click on the links to the left.
The first phase of a streetcar system for Cincinnati operating. It is a 3.5 mile line It will travel on a loop from Second Street (at The Banks on the riverfront) to Henry Street (just north of Findlay Market in Over the Rhine). For more information, click on Cincinnati.
M-1 Rail, a consortium of private and public businesses and institutions in the Detroit region, developed a plan in 2012 for a 3.3-mile-long streetcar line serving Woodward Avenue in Downtown Detroit. Woodward is a major thoroughfare, and provided access for the major streetcar lines in Detroit in the 1940s to the downtown. The route operates from Congress Street to Grand Boulevard. The system, branded as the QLine, opened in May 2017. For more information, click on Detroit.
Planning is under way for the 3.4-mile Nicollet-Central Modern Streetcar. The corridor runs between Lake Street and at least 5th Street NE on Nicollet Avenue, Nicollet Mall and Hennepin/1st Avenues, using the Hennepin Avenue Bridge to cross the Mississippi River. For more information, click on Minneapolis.
Sun Link streetcar service opened in July 2014. It connects the University of Arizona with the downtown; there are 21 stops along the route. Streetcars were provided by Union Streetcar. For more information, click on Tucson, AZ.
The first 2.2 miles of a planned 17 mile system is operating on H Street in Washington, DC. For more information, click on Washington.