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APTA Streetcar Subcommittee

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Mission: Urban life in America is making a strong resurgence. This has led to a revival of interest not only in the preservation of historic districts and urban neighborhoods, but also in a classic technologythe urban streetcarthat can serve as a major catalyst for urban revival. As traditional neighborhoods in older cities become the location of choice for more Americansingles, young couples, families, and empty-nesters alikethere is an emerging a need to provide good and attractive transit service to these areas. The APTA Streetcar Subcommittee (of the APTA Rail Committee) was formed to promote the development of vintage/heritage trolley lines and modern streetcar lines in urban centers, to foster information exchange among those planning or operating such lines, and to encourage reasonable technical and safety standards.

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Most recent update: December 9, 2014

 

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