Community Streetcar Coalition

Congratulations to the Cincinnati Bell Connector

The City of Cincinnati and the Southwest Ohio Regional Transit Authority celebrated the Grand Opening of the Cincinnati Bell Connector Streetcar on September 9, 2016.  Everyone at the Community Streetcar Coalition sends our well wishes and congratulations to the project team and supporters.  Read more in the Letter to the Editor by our Chairman DJ Baxter published at  To learn more about the Cincinnati Bell Connector visit

Cincinnati Bell Connector

Congratulations to Kansas City Streetcar

Members Kansas City, Kansas City Area Transit Authority and Kansas City Streetcar Authority celebrated the Grand Opening of the Kansas City Streetcar on May 6, 2016.  Since then they have had over 360,000 riders!  To learn more visit

Kansas City Streetcar

The Mobility Benefits of the Streetcar Report

The Mobility Benefits of Streetcar

2015 Streetcar Summit Huge Success

Thank you to all who attended the 6th Annual Streetcar Summit March 17-19 in Washington, DC.  With nearly 100 attendees, it was the largest Summit to date and, by all accounts, the most successful.  For all Community Streetcar Coalition Members, many of the presentations and a digital copy of the Summit Book are available in the Forums section of this website in the Documents forum.  Just log in for access.

Scale Map of All USA Streetcars In Operation or Under Construction

Courtesy of Greater Greater Washington

Streetcar Systems to Scale

Matt Johnson at Greater Greater Washington created the above map of all the American (US) Streetcar systems that are in revenue operation or under construction. For more information on his map visit the original Greater Greater Washington web post

Streetcar Revival

December 2, 2014 – Shellie Ginn, Program Administrator for the Tucson Streetcar was interviewed on NPR's "Here & Now". The discussion delved deep into the newest Modern Streetcar project which opened July 25, 2014 which is experiencing higher than anticipated development and ridership.

Light Rail and Streetcars

How they Differ, How they Overlap

APTA Report from October 2014

In October 2014 a joint effort of the Light Rail Technical Forum and Streetcar Subcommittee of the American Public Transportation Association published a brochure that explains the typical characteristics of light rail and streetcar systems. This brochure is intended to be a useful tool for civic leaders and the general public. Click the cover image below for access to the full report.

APTA Light Rail vs Streetcar Report

2014 Community Streetcar Summit

On March 12–13, the Community Streetcar Coalition hosted the 5th annual Streetcar Summit. The Summit was a huge success and we will post a summary here soon. Coalition members may log into the website and download a digital version of the Summit Book. The book will be updated throughout 2014 with new information as it is supplied by projects around the country. For more information on membership or future Summits, please use the contact form on this website.

2011 Streetcar Summit

Streetcar Summit Book

The 2014 Streetcar Summit Book is now available in the forums section of this site.  If you would like to be included in future editions, please use the Contact page.  The 2010, 2011, 2012 & 2013 Streetcar Summit Books are also available in the documents section of the forums. For access to the forums, become a CSC member and register as a user of this website.

2013 Modern Streetcar Tour to Portland, Tacoma and Seattle

2013 Modern Streetcar Tour

The 2013 Modern Streetcar Tour was a huge success. Thank you to all who joined us for the weekend in Portland, Tacoma and Seattle. We look forward to our next adventure together and to the 2014 Summit. We will post an album of photos from the tour soon.

2013 Streetcar Summit

The 4th Annual Streetcar Summit was held March 13–14, 2013 in Washington, D.C. The Summit was a huge success and we thank everyone that attended.  The two FTA presentations from the Summit have been posted in the Documents section of the Forums. Check back for updates both in the forums and on this page as we move forward with issues related to Streetcars that were discussed in DC this year.

Streetcar Summit 2013