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.

Management Team

Board Officers
Dan Bower, Portland Streetcar, Inc., Chair
Carl Jackson, Herzog, Vice Chair
Tom Gerend, Kansas City Streetcar, Treasurer
Ethan Melone, Parsons – Immediate Past Chair

Board Members
Curtis Ailes, City of Seattle
DJ Baxter, Kimley-Horn
Derek Benedict, LA Streetcar
Shellie Gin, Tucson Department of Transportation and Mobility
Henry Ikwut-Ukwa, Valley Metro
David McDonald, Charlotte Area Transit System
Terry Nash, HNTB
Andrew Plambeck, Portland Streetcar, Inc.
Jon Schlagel, Herzog Transportation Services
Nick Stadem, HDR, Inc.
Bill Umbenhaur, Traction Systems
Michael White, Brookville
Janet Yeow, AECOM
Erik Yingling, Stacy and Witbeck

Rick Gustafson, Interim Director Omaha Streetcar and Consultant

Christy Willhite, Executive Director

Membership Roster

as of January 12, 2023

Streetcar Properties and Government Partners:

ATLANTA BELTLINE, INC.
CHARLOTTE AREA TRANSIT SYSTEM
DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION
El PASO SUN METRO
HILLBOROUGH AREA TRANSIT
KANSAS CITY AREA TRANSPORTATION AUTHORITY
KANSAS CITY STREETCAR AUTHORITY
KANSAS CITY
LOS ANGELES STREETCAR INC
METROPOLITAN ATLANTA RAPID TRANSIT AUTHORITY
MILWAUKEE
OKLAHOMA CITY STREETCAR (EMBARK)
OMAHA
ORANGE COUNTY TRANSPORTATION AUTHORITY
PORTLAND STREETCAR, INC.
PORTLAND
RAMSEY COUNTY REGIONAL RAILROAD AUTHORITY
SACRAMENTO REGIONAL TRANSIT DISTRICT
SEATTLE
TAMPA
TUCSON
VALLEY METRO

Private Sector Partners:

ABB
AECOM
ALSTOM TRANSPORT
BROOKVILLE EQUIPMENT COMPANY
BURNS & MCDONNELL
CAF USA, INC.
ESH CONSULT
HERZOG CORPORATION
KIEWIT INFRASTRUCTURE WEST CO.
KIMLEY-HORN AND ASSOCIATES, INC.
HATCH-LTK
MASS ELECTRIC CONSTRUCTION CO.
MOTT MCDONALD
PARSONS
PENN MACHINE COMPANY LLC
RATP DEV AMERICA
SIEMENS INDUSTRY
STACY AND WITBECK, INC.
STYNER AIA, JON C.
TRACTION SYSTEMS, INC.
TRANSDEV
WSP
ATKINS
GOMACO TROLLEY COMPANY
STADLER
GUSTAFSON, RICK
VECOM USA

Individual Members:

AL-MUKHTAR, MARWAN
DAVIS, JEFF
FEINSOD, STAN
HUNT, DOUGLAS
SCHANTZ, JAMES