Streetcar

It Could Be the End of Line for the Seattle Streetcar

Support is dwindling for the Center City Streetcar project. Failing to connect two disconnected streetcar lines could spell a death spiral for Seattle streetcars, which are limping along without the central link.

First Avenue Streetcar Cost Estimates Soar to $410 Million

A new consultant report on the long-planned streetcar shows costs up 43% with several new project elements now assumed necessary. Connecting Seattle's two existing streetcar...

Seattle Forfeits $7.3 Million Grant for Stalled Out First Avenue Streetcar Project

The City of Seattle is officially on track to return $7.3 million in grant funding that had originally been awarded to the Cultural Connector...

Seattle Set to Return $7.3 Million Grant If City Council Doesn’t Act on Streetcar

The City of Seattle will be required to return two sizable federal grants, both of which had already been awarded to fund the long-planned...
Yellow front of a streetcar passing in front of brick buildings.

Harrell’s Transportation Budget Focuses on Downtown But Leaves Out the Streetcar

Transportation was essentially a footnote this week as Mayor Bruce Harrell announced his proposed changes to Seattle's 2024 city budget, with housing, police tech,...

Tacoma Hilltop Streetcar Extension Opening Set with September 16 Celebration

Sound Transit has announced a “celebration” marking the opening of the Tacoma Link Hilltop Extension for September 16th. The agency does not stipulate that...

Center City Connector Streetcar Again In Jeopardy As Council Set to Pull Study Funding

Seattle's long-planned but much-delayed attempt to connect its two existing streetcar lines via a downtown extension along First Avenue is once again in trouble....

Tacoma Should Ditch 19th for a 6th Avenue Streetcar to TCC

The transit system of the Tacoma area is at a critical juncture. As I have documented in previous articles, should long-range plans advance unmodified,...