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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, drawn initially from a table created by Transport Politic, lists projects 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 January from Union Passenger Terminal to Canal Street

Salt Lake City Sugar House Streetcar 2-mile, opened in December

New Construction Starts in 2013

Cincinnati Downtown Streetcar 2-mile, opening in 2016 from Over-the-Rhine to Riverfront
Dallas Oak Cliff Streetcar 1.5-mile, opening in 2015 from downtown Dallas to Oak Cliff
New Streetcar Projects Opened in 2014
Tucson Modern Streetcar 3.9-mile, from University of Arizona to Downtown Tucson - Opened 7/25
New Construction Starts Anticipated in 2014
Detroit M1 Rail 3.4-mile, opening in 2016 from downtown to New Center (Under Const.)
Kansas City Streetcar 2-mile, opening in 2015 on Main Street Downtown (Under Const)
Los Angeles Downtown Streetcar

opening in 2015 in a loop from Civic Center to Fashion District and Staples Center, via Financial District

New Orleans French Quarter Expansion Project

1.3-mile, opening in 2016 along North Rampart from Canal to Elysian Fields Avenue

St. Louis Loop Trolley Opening in 2015 from Missouri History Museum to University Gate
Under Construction, Opening in 2014 or later

Opening in 2014

Atlanta Downtown Streetcar 2.6-miles, from Martin Luther King, Jr. National Historic Site to Centennial Olympic Park
Washington, DC H Street/Benning Road Streetcar 2-mile, from Union Station to Oklahoma Avenue
Opening in 2015
Charlotte Streetcar (Phase 1) 1.5-mile , from downtown transit center to Presbyterian Hospital
Seattle First Hill Streetcar

2.2-mile, from Capitol Hill to King Street Station, via Broadway

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:

Under Construction
(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
Seattle, WA News Map - First Hill Streetcar
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)

Anaheim, CA

Ames, IA

Augusta, GA

Austin, TX

Baltimore, MD

Baton Rouge, LA

Bayonne, NJ

Birmingham, AL

Boise, ID

Boulder, CO

Bridgeport, CT

Brooklyn, NY

Buffalo, NY

Cedar Rapids, IA

Champaign, IL

Charleston, SC

Charlotte, NC

Charlottesville, VA

Chicago, IL

Cincinnati, OH

Cleveland, OH

Colorado Springs, CO

Corpus Christi, TX

Dayton, OH

Denver, CO

Des Moines, IA

Detroit, MI

Dubuque, IA

El Paso, TX

Everett, WA

Fort Lauderdale, FL

Fresno, CA

Gainesville, FL

Glendale, CA

Grand Rapids, MI

Honolulu, HI

Houston, TX

Huntington, WV

Indianapolis, IN

Ithaca, NY

Kansas City, MO

Kitchener, ONT

Lancaster, PA

Lorain, OH

Long Beach, CA

Los Angeles, CA

Louisville, KY

Marin County (CA)

Miami, FL

Middletown, CT

Milwaukee, WI

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

Oklahoma City, OK

Omaha, NE

Ottawa, ONT

Pasadena, CA

Portland, ME

Providence, RI

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

St. Louis, MO

Salem, OR

Santa Ana, CA

Santa Cruz, CA

Sarasota, FL

Stamford, CT

Toledo, OH

Tempe, AZ

Waco, TX

Wilmington, NC

Winnipeg, MB

Winston-Salem, NC

Previously Studied - Inactive

Albuquerque, NM

Arlington, VA

Aspen, CO

Columbus, OH

Eureka Springs, AK

Fort Worth, TX

Fresno, CA

Madison, WI

San Antonio, TX

Sioux City, IA

Spokane, WA

Wilmington, DE