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Downtown Streetcar

Streetcar Alignments

By Eric Richardson — July 22, 2011 — 12 Comments

In May, Metro presented a dozen route variations for Downtown's proposed streetcar. Now it is down to seven, which will be the topic of a meeting on August 2.


LA Streetcar Rendering

By Eric Richardson — March 03, 2011 — 6 Comments

Efforts to bring a streetcar back to Downtown L.A. stayed on-track this morning as the CRA approved $8.4 million in funds for the project.


LA Streetcar Rendering

By Eric Richardson — February 28, 2011 — 1 Comment

Fresh off getting $1 million from City Council, the L.A. Streetcar project will head to the CRA on Thursday seeking $8.3 million in previously set aside funds.


LA Streetcar Rendering

By Eric Richardson — February 25, 2011 — 1 Comment

City Council today approved $1 million for the L.A. Streetcar, money that will go toward preliminary engineering and environmental documents.


LA Streetcar Rendering

By Eric Richardson — February 23, 2011 — 3 Comments

The L.A. Streetcar could take a small step forward on Friday as the City Council votes on $1 million in funding that would go to preliminary engineering.


LA Streetcar Rendering

By Eric Richardson — February 08, 2011 — 9 Comments

Streetcar backers hope that the jobs and development shown by an economic study released Tuesday will help convince the private sector to fund the project.


LA Streetcar Rendering

By Eric Richardson — February 07, 2011 — 5 Comments

Construction of the proposed L.A. Streetcar will generate 9,300 new jobs and $1.1 billion in new development according to study to be released Tuesday morning.


LA Streetcar Rendering

By Eric Richardson — October 01, 2010 — 42 Comments

At a Thursday fundraiser, the streetcar project showed off a new video that includes renderings of what the system would look like travelling Downtown streets.


With Traffic

By Eric Richardson — July 09, 2010 — 11 Comments

The Downtown streetcar project won't be getting any money from a $130-million federal grant program, but the project's environmental work is moving forward.


With Traffic

By Eric Richardson — May 20, 2010 — 1 Comment

Councilman Jose Huizar wants to see the Bringing Back Broadway effort and the Downtown streetcar receive funds from a $600-million federal grant program.


With Traffic

By Eric Richardson — May 14, 2010 — 1 Comment

The Downtown streetcar may not be scheduled to open until 2014, but the non-profit behind it is looking to make a big push in 2010 with a fundraiser and promotional video.


LA Streetcar Ad

By Eric Richardson — March 31, 2010 — 12 Comments

A new ad campaign highlighting the connections that would be created by the L.A. Streetcar project made its appearance in and around Downtown this week. Designed...