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Downtown Streetcar

Portland Streetcar Trip

By Eric Richardson — September 30, 2008

The Downtown Streetcar project could get a major boost on Thursday, when the board of the Community Redevelopment Agency considers programming $5 million in funding...


Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa

By Eric Richardson — August 15, 2008 — 9 Comments

The concept of a Downtown streetcar took another step forward Friday, as the Bringing Back Broadway Trustees voted to create LA Streetcar, Inc. The organization...


Broadway Streetcar Workshop

By Eric Richardson — August 14, 2008 — 24 Comments

Today at the New LATC, 120 people gathered to talk about Broadway and how a streetcar might function on the important Downtown corridor. That larger-than-expected...


Red Streetcar

By Eric Richardson — August 12, 2008 — 2 Comments

Those who don't work or are able to take a five hour lunch are invited to attend an "Interactive Planning Workshop on the Broadway Streetcar" this Thursday. The...


Portland Streetcar Trip

By Eric Richardson — July 16, 2008 — 2 Comments

On Friday, the City Council will consider a motion in support of Metro's proposed half-cent sales tax for transportation projects, and will submit to Metro a list...


Jim Graebner

By Eric Richardson — June 13, 2008 — 3 Comments

Last month, hundreds of people interested in the idea of a Downtown streetcar gathered at the Orpheum Theatre for the Los Angeles Streetcar Workshop.

Those who...


Jolene Hayes

By Eric Richardson — May 22, 2008 — 10 Comments

After a hearty lunch, the Los Angeles Streetcar Workshop kicked things back into gear this afternoon. Two panels were slated for the afternoon.

Streetcar 202 looked...


Watching Steve Brye's Slides

By Eric Richardson — May 22, 2008

Panel two of the Los Angeles Streetcar Workshop was a short one, focused on the history of L.A.'s trolley system and an update on the work that's been done on bringing...


Panel 1

By Eric Richardson — May 22, 2008

Panel one of the Los Angeles Streetcar Workshop ran the gamut of streetcar topics. Titled "Streetcars 101," it was a in-depth primer on designing, funding and building...


Gloria Ohland

By Eric Richardson — May 22, 2008 — 1 Comment

The introductions to today's Los Angeles Streetcar Workshop focused on the transformation currently underway in Downtown, and how public transportation in general...


Registration

By Eric Richardson — May 22, 2008

Today is the Los Angeles Streetcar Workshop, and I'm sitting in the Orpheum Theatre as opening remarks kick off. Ed Fuentes is to my right, all set to take photos...


Portland Streetcar Trip

By Eric Richardson — May 15, 2008 — 13 Comments

The concept of a Downtown streetcar isn't new, but the current push is picking up steam in a way past efforts never did. Political will, redevelopment and transportation...