The Community Streetcar Coalition supports the advancement of streetcars as part of the expansion of mobility options, building livable communities and the growth and empowerment of its members.
Advancement of the Mission
The Coalition does so through local and federal advocacy, sharing information, providing technical support through peer exchanges in the United States and Canada, and promoting the value of streetcars.
Who we are
The Coalition is comprised of more than seventy local governments, transit agencies, architectural and engineering firms, rail car manufacturers, advocacy groups, community coalitions and other private sector firms.
Ethan Melone, Parsons, Chair
Dan Bower, Portland Streetcar, Inc., Vice Chair
Carl Jackson, City of El Paso (Retired), Treasurer
Adelee LeGrand, HART – Immediate Past Chair
Curtis Ailes, City of Seattle
DJ Baxter, Kimley-Horn
Tom Gerend, Kansas City Streetcar
Brain Hawkins, Siemens
Henry Ikwut-Ukwa, Valley Metro
Terry Nash, HNTB
Andrew Plambeck, Portland Streetcar, Inc.
Keith Sanders, Kansas City Area Transportation Authority
Jon Schlagel, Herzog Transportation Services
Gina Thomas, HDR
Bill Umbenhaur, Traction Systems
Chris Walker, Hatch LTK
Erik Yingling, Stacy Witbeck
Rick Gustafson, Shiels Obletz, Honorary
Christy Willhite, Executive Director