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
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

Board Members
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