Reece Martin at RM Transit explores the history of the tram (streetcar) and its reinvention into as a primary train technology now used throughout the world in urban systems, though often dubbed “light rail” (hello, Link). Martin highlights the pros and cons of widespread use of trams in contemporary transit networks.

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Stephen is a professional urban planner in Puget Sound with a passion for sustainable, livable, and diverse cities. He is especially interested in how policies, regulations, and programs can promote positive outcomes for communities. With stints in great cities like Bellingham and Cork, Stephen currently lives in Seattle. He primarily covers land use and transportation issues and has been with The Urbanist since 2014.