About the Community Streetcar Coalition


The Community Streetcar Coalition (CSC) is comprised of cities, local governmental entities, private sector companies, transit agencies and individuals committed to collective and coordinated advocacy for streetcars. The CSC was formed in 2004 in response to the federal streetcar program created by legislation sponsored by Congressman Earl Blumenauer (D-OR). Since then, we have been carrying messages to Capitol Hill and the Administration from cities and other project sponsors who seek to build streetcars.

Specifically, the CSC seeks to:

  • Expand federal funding for streetcar projects
  • Shape federal policy initiatives to recognize the important role of streetcars within the landscape of livable communities, specifically the streetcar's ability to bring economic development to urban areas
  • Promote streetcars as a mode for reducing greenhouse gas emissions and curbing energy consumption, thereby improving the quality of life of all citizens
  • Create an improved and favorable project approval framework for streetcars in the federal New Starts/Small Starts program

Coalition Members