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Planned or Under Construction Heritage Trolley and Modern Streetcar lines in the U.S. and Canada

This section provides information on planned streetcar lines that have been subject to serious planning or that have moved into the construction stage. The following list includes projects recently opened, slated for opening, or beginning construction. Click on the link to reach news notes about that city's streetcar plans:

New Streetcar Projects Opened in 2013
New Orleans UPT/Loyola corridor

1-mile, opened in Jan. 2013, Union Passenger Terminal to Canal

Salt Lake City Sugar House Streetcar 2-mile, opened in December 2013
New Streetcar Projects Opened in 2014
Tucson Modern Streetcar 3.9-mile, from University of Arizona to Downtown Tucson - Opened July 25, 2014
Atlanta Downtown Streetcar 2.6-miles, from Martin Luther King, Jr. National Historic Site to Centennial Olympic Park, opened December 30, 2014
New Streetcar Projects Opened in 2015
Dallas Oak Cliff Streetcar 1.5-mile, opened on April 13, 2015 from downtown Dallas to Oak Cliff
Dallas McKinney Avenue Streetcar 1-mile downtown extension opened May, 2015
Charlotte Streetcar (Phase 1) 1.5-mile, opened on July 14, 2015 from downtown transit center to Presbyterian Hospital
New Streetcar Projects Opened in 2016
Washington, DC H Street/Benning Road Streetcar 2-mile, from Union Station to Oklahoma Avenue opened on February 27, 2016
Seattle First Hill Streetcar

2.2-mile, from Capitol Hill to King Street Station, via Broadway opened on January 21, 2016

Kansas City Streetcar 2-mile, opened on May 6, 2016 on Main Street Downtown
New Orleans French Quarter Expansion Project

1.3-mile, opened on October 2, 2016 along North Rampart from Canal to Elysian Fields Avenue

Cincinnati Downtown Streetcar 2-mile, opened in September 9, 2016 from Over-the-Rhine to Riverfront
New Streetcar Projects Opened in 2017
Detroit M1 Rail 3.4-mile, opened on May 12, 2017 from downtown to New Center
New Streetcar Projects Opened in 2018
Memphis Streetcar Re-launched service on Main Street upon completion of rebuild following streetcar fires, re-opened on April 30, 2018
Milwaukee Modern Streetcar 2.5-mile connecting Amtrak Station with 3rd Ward/ and downtown opened November 2, 2018
El Paso Streetcar 4.8 mile, from International border to University of Texas - El Paso opened November 9, 2018
St. Louis Loop Trolley 2.1-mile from Missouri History Museum to University Gate opened November 16, 2018
Oklahoma City Modern Streetcar 4.6-mile Oklahoma City route linking Midtown and Bricktown opened December 14, 2018
New Streetcar Projects to Open in 2020 or Later
Seattle Center City Connector Approximately 2-mile connection joining existing streetcar lines
Charlotte Gold Line Extend existing line and transform from heritage to modern streetcar.
Santa Ana (CA) OC Streetcar 4.1-mile modern streetcar connecting Metrolink Commuter Rail station with Garden Grove to open in 2021
Tempe (AZ) Modern Streetcar 3-mile line connecting Phoenix light rail with downtown Tempe

The following projects are currently under construction or are newly opened. A map of each is provided along with a link to news notes about the project:

New or U/C
(including extensions of existing lines)
Atlanta, GA News Map
Charlotte, NC News Map
Cincinnati, OH News Map
Dallas, TX News Map - Modern Streetcar
    Map - Heritage Trolley
Detroit, MI News Map
El Paso, TX News Map
Kansas City, MO News Map
Milwaukee, WI News Map
New Orelans, LA News Map
Oklahoma City, OK News Map
Salt Lake City, UT News Map
Santa Ana, CA News Map
Seattle, WA News Map - First Hill Streetcar
St. Louis, MO News Map
Tempe, AZ News Map
Tucson, AZ News Map
Washington, DC News Map - H Street/Benning Streetcar
    Map - Anacostia Streetcar

Systems Being Planned:

The projects listed below range from those in the preliminary planning stage to others that have found most of the needed funding and are nearing the construction phase. (Some listed below may no longer be active):


Under Active Planning Under Active Planning (continued)

Ames, IA

Augusta, GA

Austin, TX

Baltimore, MD

Bayonne, NJ

Birmingham, AL

Boise, ID

Boulder, CO

Bridgeport, CT

Buffalo, NY

Cedar Rapids, IA

Champaign, IL

Charleston, SC

Charlotte, NC

Charlottesville, VA

Chicago, IL

Cleveland, OH

Colorado Springs, CO

Corpus Christi, TX

Dayton, OH

Denver, CO

Des Moines, IA

Dubuque, IA

Everett, WA

Fresno, CA

Gainesville, FL

Glendale, CA

Grand Rapids, MI

Honolulu, HI

Houston, TX

Huntington, WV

Indianapolis, IN

Ithaca, NY

Kitchener, ONT

Lancaster, PA

Lorain, OH

Long Beach, CA

Los Angeles, CA

Louisville, KY

Marin County, CA

Miami, FL

Middletown, CT

Minneapolis-St. Paul, MN

Missoula, MT

Montgomery, AL

Montreal, QC

Myrtle Beach, SC

New Haven, CT



New York, NY

Newport News, VA

Oakland, CA

Ogden, UT

Omaha, NE

Orlando, FL

Ottawa, ONT

Pasadena, CA

Portland, ME

Racine, WI

Reading, PA

Reno, NV

Richmond, VA

Riverside, CA

Roanoke, VA

Rochester, MN

Rock Hill, SC

Sacramento, CA

St. Augustine, FL

St. Charles, MO

Salem, OR

Santa Ana, CA

Santa Cruz, CA

Sarasota, FL

Stamford, CT

Toledo, OH

Tempe, AZ

Vancouver, BC

Waco, TX

Wilmington, NC

Winnipeg, MB

Previously Studied - Inactive

Albuquerque, NM

Anaheim, CA

Arlington, VA

Aspen, CO

Baton Rouge, LA

Columbus, OH

Eureka Springs, AK

Fort Lauderdale, FL

Fort Worth, TX

Fresno, CA

Madison, WI

Providence, RI

San Antonio, TX

Sioux City, IA

Spokane, WA

Wilmington, DE

Winston-Salem, NC