Community Streetcar Coalition

Registration Now Open for 2018 Streetcar Summit in New Orleans

Planning is well underway for the 2018 Streetcar Summit. This year's conference will be held April 15 - 17, 2018 at The Westin New Orleans - Canal Place in New Orleans, Louisiana. Come hear from fellow Streetcar project sponsors and consultants on the topics you select.

Register now and be sure to book your room early as they will fill up fast!  Attendance is included in membership or you can pay the event fee if you are not a Coalition Member.  See the two registration forms below.

Coalition Member Registration Form

Non-Member Registration Form

2017 Streetcar Summit

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