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.
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.
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
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.