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
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.
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trolley operations by providing parts, historical reference, technical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.
www.trolleymuseum.org for further information.