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About this site's hosts...

This site was created for  the APTA Streetcar Subcommittee and is being hosted and maintained by the Seashore Trolley Museum, Kennebunkport, Maine, one of the member organizations of the committee.

About the APTA Streetcar Subcommittee

Click on the names below to send an email to that committee member:

Paul Grether, Chairman,
SORTA, Cincinnati, OH

Tim Borchers, Vice Chairman,
City of Atlanta, Atlanta, GA

Charles Joseph, Staff Advisor
APTA, Washington, DC

Jim Schantz, Secretary and Web Site Coordinator,
Seashore Trolley Museum, Kennebunkport, ME

To see notes of past subcommittee meetings click on the following link:

The following is information about the sponsoring organizations:

About the American Public Transportation Association

APTA serves and leads its diverse membership through advocacy, innovation, and information sharing to strengthen and expand public transportation. The organization's vision is to be the leading force in advancing public transportation. APTA is an international organization that has been representing the transit industry for over 100 years, since 1882. APTA members serve the public interest by providing safe, efficient and economical transit services, and by improving those services to meet national energy, environmental, and financial concerns. Over ninety percent of passengers using transit in the U.S. and Canada are carried by APTA members.

Visit www.apta.com for further information.

About the Seashore Trolley Museum

The Seashore Trolley Museum of Kennebunkport, Maine is the pioneering volunteer trolley museum. Founded in 1939 it was the first of what became a worldwide movement. The museum has collected streetcars, interurban cars, rapid transit cars, trackless trolleys, and motor buses from all across the United States, and with select foreign representation. It also has an extensive library of transit related material. The museum is primarily a volunteer organization and is located on the right of way of a former interurban trolley line, and has built more than a mile and half of track along that route. It is open to the public from May until October and offers visitors rides on restored trolleys. Its restoration facilities are extensive, with all work funded principally by donations.

The museum and its members have helped a number of heritage trolley operations by providing parts, historical reference, technical consulting, and safety/operational training. It is currently working very closely with the City of Lowell (Mass.), the Lowell National Historic Park, and the Lowell Regional Transit Authority to plan a major extension of the heritage trolley system including a branch trolley museum in Lowell.

The museum’s corporate name is the New England Electric Railway Historical Society.

Visit www.trolleymuseum.org for further information.