Northern Virginia Streetcar Coalition

Northern Virginia Streetcar Coalition The NoVa Streetcar Coalition provides education and advocacy for extension of streetcars beyond and connecting to the Columbia Pike streetcar line.
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The Northern Virginia Streetcar Coalition provides a forum for all who are interested in learning more about streetcars as a transportation option for Northern Virginia

Mission: Investigate feasibility of extending Columbia Pike Streetcar line into Crystal City/Potomac Yards on the east, and into Alexandria on the west; investigate additional corridors, including Rt. 1 to Ft Belvoir, Rt 7 to Falls Church, Reston, Herndon

China-made vehicle delivered to Samsun Turkey by air to guarantee on-time delivery after typhoon blocks shipping
12/06/2013

China-made vehicle delivered to Samsun Turkey by air to guarantee on-time delivery after typhoon blocks shipping

October 24 is just around the corner -- prepare to Get Your Ride On!
10/21/2013

October 24 is just around the corner -- prepare to Get Your Ride On!

10/18/2013

Why is there a big circle in front of Mount Vernon (George Washington's home)? Is it a carriage turn around? Is it for tour buses? Actually it was the streetcar turnaround on the Washington, Mount Vernon and Alexandria Railway that operated 1892-1932. For more history, come to our meeting on October 24 from 7 to 9, 2701 Commonwealth Avenue.

Getting ready for next week's meeting about streetcars in Northern Virginia!  It's going to be fun.  Everyone welcome --...
10/17/2013

Getting ready for next week's meeting about streetcars in Northern Virginia! It's going to be fun. Everyone welcome -- Mt. Vernon Rec Center 2701 Commonwealth Avenue, October 24 from 7 to 9

Kansas City has selected a CAF Urbos 3 vehicle manufactured by the US subsidiary of a spanish firm as its streetcar.  Th...
10/08/2013
Spanish firm CAF will supply KC's streetcars - Kansas City Business Journal

Kansas City has selected a CAF Urbos 3 vehicle manufactured by the US subsidiary of a spanish firm as its streetcar. The vehicle holds 148 passengers. http://m.bizjournals.com/kansascity/news/2013/10/04/spanish-firm-caf-will-supply-streetcars.html?ana=twt&r=full

Spanish firm CAF will supply KC's streetcarsAustin AlonzoKansas City Business JournalDate: Friday, October 4, 2013, 5:00pm CDTTweetShareLinkedInEmailKansas City Mayor Sly James unveiled the city's selection of vehicle for a new streetcar line during a Friday news conference in the Crossroads Arts Di...

10/04/2013

We're working to bring you an information-packed fall meeting! First up, Thomas Perry, Program Manager for DC Streetcar. Join us October 24 from 7 to 9 pm at the Mt. Vernon Rec Center, 2701 Commonwealth Avenue, Alexandria. Free and open to all.

09/26/2013

Add Oklahoma City to the list of U.S. municipalities advancing streetcar plans. In a 5-to-3 vote Tuesday, Sept. 24, 2013, the City Council approved advancing a 4.5-mile, $130 million plan as part of the city's MAPS 3 project.

09/25/2013

Crystal City Streetcar: Arlington County will hold a progress update on the environmental assessment study. The meeting, open to all, is Wednesday October 2 from 6 to 8 pm at the Aurora Hills Community Center, 735 18th Street S., Arlington 22202

Consultants for the Route 7 Corridor Study made a public presentation last night at which they announced that they have ...
09/19/2013
Route 7 Study | Give Us Your Feedback

Consultants for the Route 7 Corridor Study made a public presentation last night at which they announced that they have eliminated all streetcar options for the study area. This is very early in the alternatives analysis. Please send in your comments requesting that a streetcar option be retained, using this link: http://route7corridorstudy.com/give-us-your-feedback/ (comment box at the bottom of the form)

Give Us Your FeedbackTo better understand the future transportation needs of the community, the Northern Virginia Transportation Commission (NVTC) is conducting two project surveys to obtain public input on key destinations, travel patterns, and modal preferences.The first survey gathered input from...

09/18/2013

Hold the Date: Northern Virginia Streetcar Coalition Fall Meeting, October 24 from 7 to 9 pm -- featuring DC Streetcar, the Norfolk Tide, and updates from local officials in Alexandria, Arlington, and Fairfax.

Line 2 of Spain's Alacant tram opened in early September, providing new service on a 7.2 km track.
09/11/2013

Line 2 of Spain's Alacant tram opened in early September, providing new service on a 7.2 km track.

Tours' Line A became France's 25th modern streetcar/tram line this month.  The line is 15km serving 29 stops.   The flee...
09/11/2013
Tours Line A gets underway

Tours' Line A became France's 25th modern streetcar/tram line this month. The line is 15km serving 29 stops. The fleet consists of 21 Alstom Citadis low-floor trams with capacity for 76 seated and 204 standing passengers. http://www.railwaygazette.com/news/news/europe/single-view/view/tours-line-a-gets-underway.html

FRANCE: Celebrations were held in Tours on August 31 to mark the inauguration of the country’s 25th modern tram network. The city’s Mayor Jean...

Construction Contract Signed - Streetcar
07/16/2013
Construction Contract Signed - Streetcar

Construction Contract Signed - Streetcar

This morning, the City signed a contract for construction of the Cincinnati Streetcar system with Messer/Prus/Delta JV.

07/16/2013
Cincinnati Streetcar

Cincinnati is making progress!

Just in from the City Manager's Office #cincystreetcar

JULY 12, 2013

CONSTRUCTION CONTRACT IMMINENT
With City Council’s approval of $17.4 million, as well as the award of an additional $5 million in federal dollars in funding to the streetcar project, the streetcar project is sufficiently funded to proceed with the award of a construction contract to Messer/Prus/Delta Railroad JV (MPD), the low bidder.

The Administration is in the final stages of those discussions and we expect that to be executed in the immediate future.

The project team has been meeting regularly with MPD to discuss additional cost and schedule changes related to the delay between the anticipated Notice to Proceed (NTP) date of April 8, 2013 and the new award date.

MPD has requested additional funding in the amount of $492,933 related to increased costs for materials and labor resulting from this delay. This is covered in the current project budget.

As discussed before Council, the Administration was not able to negotiate the final contract provisions and associated costs until the money was available. No reductions to contract scope are included in this contract.

We’re very glad that the MPD team has remained committed over the last few months and it underscores our confidence that they are the right choice for our project.

The project team has reviewed MPD’s request and has concluded that the costs are reasonable and represent estimated costs associated with the delay in contract award, as well as the risk that Messer and City are willing to take due to this delay.
Thank you for your patience during construction for the Cincinnati Streetcar. We’re doing our best to minimize impacts to residents, businesses and workers, but we understand this work can be an inconvenience from time to time. Once complete, the streetcar will help bring more jobs, more development, and more people to the city of Cincinnati!

As a reminder, please help keep workers safe: Use caution and drive safely through work areas.

07/16/2013

DC Streetcar announcement:
Community Comments Sought for the Anacostia Streetcar Extension Environmental Assessment and Section 106 Evaluation

Tuesday, July 16, 2013
6:30 - 8:00 pm
Savoy Elementary School
2400 Shannon Place SE
Washington, DC 20020

"Improved transportation is one of the best examples of what one generation can leave to the next" -- Secretary of Trans...
07/15/2013
Transportation Moves America Forward | Department of Transportation

"Improved transportation is one of the best examples of what one generation can leave to the next" -- Secretary of Transportation Foxx. http://www.dot.gov/fastlane/transportation-moves-america-forward

Jul12Transportation Moves America ForwardPosted by Anthony FoxxYesterday, I had the distinct honor of hosting Vice President Joe Biden at our DOT headquarters for my ceremonial swearing-in as Secretary of the Department of Transportation. I can't thank him enough for officiating and for his generous...

07/11/2013

Arlington and Fairfax are about to approve a Project Agreement for the Columbia Pike Streetcar, spelling out responsibilities, governance, and cost sharing provisions. Item 25 on the July 13 Arlington County Board docket.

07/11/2013

Arlington Board to consider Columbia Pike Streetcar Project Agreement with Fairfax County on Saturday July 13. The agreement spells out responsibilities, governance, and cost sharing provisions.

06/26/2013

DC hosts a Streetcar Open House, Thursday June 27 from 6:30 to 8PM at the Atlas Arts Center, 1333 H Street NE.

05/16/2013

Former Arlington County Manager Ron Carlee, now in the same role for Charlotte NC, has come up with a funding plan for expansion of that city's starter system.

To read the FTA evaluation of the Columbia Pike Streetcar project, and an overview of the findings, go to: http://www.co...
04/25/2013
Columbia Pike Streetcar FTA Update – April 2013 | Columbia Pike Arlington County Virginia

To read the FTA evaluation of the Columbia Pike Streetcar project, and an overview of the findings, go to: http://www.columbiapikeva.us/streetcar-transit/columbia-pike-streetcar-fta-update-april-2013/

Last September, Arlington and Fairfax Counties applied to the Federal Transit Administration (FTA) for admittance of the Columbia Pike Streetcar project into the Project Development phase of the Small Starts program. FTA recently notified Arlington County that they did not approve the project into…

04/24/2013

The FTA evaluation of the Columbia Pike Streetcar identified a number of areas where more information (developed through more detailed engineering) will be required before acceptance in the Project Development pipeline, but ended with the recommendation that the project be considered for New Starts funding in future rounds.

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