Back to the Future – Streetcars Emerge As Potential Solutions To Transportation Problems

by:    Peter J. Gallagher

NPR ran an interesting article called All-American Streetcar Boom Fuels Urban Future this weekend about the rebirth of the streetcar as a solution for urban transportation problems.  With all of the talk of high-speed rail and other futuristic options to improve transportation in big cities, the story explores a decidedly 19th century approach that many cities are adopting. 

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