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									       Modern Streetcar Study
           Peer Review




                     Presented to the
             Modern Streetcar Study Committee

                         By the
          Planning and Development Department

                          August 11, 2008




Contact: David Gaspers 817.392.8183 david.gaspers@fortworthgov.org
Portland Streetcar
Owned and operated by the City of Portland
Operations
Initial Length: 2.4 miles
Current length: 4 miles                                            Costs (millions)
Initial Track Miles: 4.8 miles
                                                                   Initial capital cost: $56.9
Current Track Miles: 8 miles
                                                                   Total capital cost: $ 103.2
Number of Stations: 46
                                                                   Average capital cost per track mile: $12.9
Station spacing: Every 3-4 blocks
                                                                   Operating budget: $4.9 (FY 2008)
Frequency of service: 12-15 minutes headways
Hours of operation: M-Th: 5:30 a.m. – 11:45 p.m.
                         Fri:    5:30 a.m. – 12:00 a.m.            Ridership
                         Sat:    7:15 a.m. – 11:45 p.m.
                                                                   Initial ridership: 4,300 weekday
                         Sun:    7:15 a.m. – 10:30 p.m.
                                                                   Current ridership: 11,800 weekday
Shared or Dedicated Lanes? Mostly Shared
                                                                   Annual ridership: 3.6 million
Use of signal pre-emption? Yes
Connectivity to other transit modes: Yes, MAX light rail
system, aerial tram, and Tri-Met buses
                                                                   Vehicle Data
Funding (millions)                                                 Vehicles: Skoda-Inekon
Capital funding sources:
                                                                   Capacity: 140 (30 seats)
City General Fund                                $01.80*
City Parking Bonds                                28.60*           Initial number of vehicles: 7
City Parking Fund                                 02.00*           Current number of vehicles: 10
City Transportation Fund                          01.70*           Low Floor: Yes
Connect Oregon                                    02.10
Federal Transportation Funds                      05.00*           ADA: Yes
Gibbs Extension Savings                           00.66            AC: Yes
Local Improvement District                        19.40*
Regional Transportation Funds                     10.00
Tax Increment (North Macadam URA)                 12.20            TOD Statistics
Tax Increment (South Park Blocks URA)             07.50*           (within3 blocks of alignment since system
Tax Increment Funds                               01.80            was approved)
Tram Transfer                                     00.15
                                                                   Total $ of development:        $ 3.5 billion
Transportation Fund                               00.60
Transportation Land Sale                          03.10            Total # of residential units: 10,212
Transportation Systems Development                02.50            Total Sq Ft of commercial space: 5.5 million
U.S. HUD Grant                                    01.95*
Misc.                                             02.09*
TOTAL:                                           103.20            Additional Information
2008 Operating cost sources:                                       •Currently planning 3.3 mile, $147 million
Tri-Met:                                          03.0             extension; anticipating $75 million Small
Portland Dept. of Transportation
                                                                   Starts funding.
General Transportation Revenues (gas tax,
vehicle registration, parking fee revenues)       01.6             •City contracts with Tri-Met personnel for
Fare/Sponsors/Promotions:                         00.3             operations
TOTAL:                                            04.9
*initial corridor funding source
     Time Line
        1990            1995          1997               2001          2004               2007
      Feasibility        RFP         Streetcar       Operation        Phase III         Completion of
        Study           Issued       Approved         Begins     Construction Begins   Current System
Portland Streetcar




              Portland Streetcar
              Planning Goals

              •Link neighborhoods
              with a convenient and
              attractive
              transportation
              alternative.

              •Fit the scale and
              traffic patterns of
              existing
              neighborhoods.

              •Provide quality
              service to attract new
              transit ridership.

              •Reduce short inner-
              city auto trips, parking
              demand, traffic
              congestion and air
              pollution.

              •Encourage
              development of more
              housing & businesses
              in the Central City.
Seattle South Lake Union
Streetcar
Owner: City of Seattle           Operator: King County Metro
Operations
Initial Length: 1.3 miles                                      Costs (millions)
Current length: 1.3 miles                                      Initial capital cost: $52.1
Initial Track Miles: 2.6 miles                                 Total capital cost: $52.1
Current Track Miles: 2.6 miles                                 Average capital cost per track mile: $20
Number of Stations: 11                                         Operating budget: $2.0 (FY 2008)
Station spacing: Every 2-4 blocks
                                                               Ridership
Frequency of service: 15 minutes headways
                                                               Initial ridership: 970 daily (Jan 2008)
Hours of operation:      M-Th:    6:00 a.m. – 9:00 p.m.
                                                               Current ridership: 1,780 daily (July 2008)
                         F-Sa:    6:00 a.m. – 11:00 p.m.
                                                               2008 Projected annual ridership: 330,000
                         Sun:      10:00 a.m. – 7:00 p.m.
                                                               2016 Projected annual ridership: 1.1 million
Shared or Dedicated Lanes? Mostly Shared
Use of signal pre-emption? Yes                                 Vehicle Data
Connectivity to other transit modes: Yes, buses,               Vehicles: Inekon Trio T-12
Monorail and by 2009, Central Link light rail line
                                                               Capacity: 140 (27 seats)
Funding (millions)
                                                               Initial number of vehicles: 3
Capital funding sources:
   Local Improvement District                   25.7           Current number of vehicles: 3
   Federal funds                                14.9           Low Floor: Yes
   State grants                                  3.0           ADA: Yes
   Surplus property sale proceeds                8.5           AC: Yes
Total funding sources                           52.1
                                                            TOD Statistics (within 4 blocks of alignment
2008 Operating cost sources:                                since system was approved)
   King County Metro
   (including fare revenue)                     $1.5        Total Sq Ft of commercial space: 3.3 m sq ft
   Sponsorships                                  0.5        Total # of residential units: 6,100
Total operating sources                          2.0




     Time Line
         2003              2004               2005                 2006               Dec 2007
    Mayor Proposes       Feasibility     Council Approves        Construction       Streetcar Begins
      Streetcar            Study            Streetcar              Begins              Operation
Seattle South Lake Union
Streetcar
Tacoma Link Streetcar
Owned and operated by SoundTransit
Operations
Initial Length: 1.6 miles
Current length: 1.6 miles                                        Costs (millions)
Initial Track Miles: 2.4 miles                                   Total capital cost: $78.2
Current Track Miles: 2.4 miles                                   Average capital cost per track mile: $32.6
Number of Stations: 5                                            Operating budget: $2.5 (FY 2008)
Station spacing: Every 1/4 mile
Frequency of service: 10 minute headways                         Ridership
Hours of operation:    M-Fri: 5:20 a.m. – 10:10 p.m.             Initial ridership: 2,000 a day
                       Sat:   8:00 a.m. – 10:10 a.m.             Current ridership: 2,925 average weekday
                       Sun: 10:10 a.m. – 6:00 p.m.               Annual ridership: 920,000
Shared or Dedicated Lanes? Both shared and dedicated
Use of signal pre-emption? No
Connectivity to other transit modes: Yes, local and              Vehicle Data
express bus service, and commuter rail                           Vehicles: Skoda-Inekon
                                                                 Capacity: 140 (30 seats)
                                                                 Initial number of vehicles: 3
Funding                                                          Current number of vehicles: 3
Capital funding sources:                                         Low Floor: Yes
Sound Moves Regional System Plan             $78.2 million       ADA: Yes
(Pierce, King, and Snohomish County voters approved              AC: Yes
the $3.9 billion regional bus and rail plan in 1996. Sound
                                                                 TOD Statistics
Moves funds are generated by a .4 percent sales tax and
a .3 percent motor vehicle excise tax)                           Over 2,000 residential units permitted along
                                                                 route since operation began.

Operating funding sources:                                       Additional Information
Sound Transit funds                          $2.5 million        Serves:
                                                                 •   Multimodal center connecting to regional
                                                                     and local transit
                                                                 •   University of Washington (Tacoma)
                                                                 •   Convention Center
                                                                 •   Tacoma Dome
                                                                 •   Museum
                                                                 •   Court system
                                                                 •   Expansion construction underway on
                                                                     13.9 mile airport line
                                                                 •   Planning North and East link


    Time Line
          1993                    1996                        1998                     2003
   Regional Transportation Adopt Sound Move (Plan      Routes for Tacoma Link       Service Begins
     Authority Formed            for Transit)                Identified
Tacoma Link Streetcar
Little Rock River Rail Streetcar
Owner/Operator: Central Arkansas Transit Authority
Operations
Initial Length: 2.5 miles
Current length: 3.4 miles                                            Costs
Initial Track Miles: 2.5 miles                                       Initial capital cost:          $20.5 million
Current Track Miles: 3.4 miles                                       Total capital cost:            $28 million
Number of Stations: 11
                                                                     Average capital cost
Station spacing: Every 2-4 blocks
                                                                     per track mile:                $8.3 million
Frequency of service: 25 minute headways
                                                                     Operating budget: $650,000    (2007)
Hours of operation:       M-W: 8:30 a.m. - 10 p.m.
                          Th-Sat: 8:30 a.m. - 12:00 a.m.             Ridership
                          Sunday: 11 a.m. - 5 p.m.
                                                                     Initial ridership: 140,000 per year
Shared or Dedicated Lanes? Mostly Shared
                                                                     Current ridership: 4,000 to 17,000 per
Use of signal pre-emption? Yes, to allow left turns                  month-Seasonal
Connectivity to other transit modes: Yes, CAT bus
service                                                              Current annual ridership: 170,000 (2007)

Funding                                                              Vehicle Data
Initial Capital funding sources: (millions)                          Vehicles: Gomaco replica Birney Trolley
Federal Grants
                                                                     Capacity: 88 (44 seats)
   FY 1997 5309                                 $1.98
   FY 1997 New Starts                            0.99                Initial number of vehicles: 3
   FY 2001 Earmark                               2.97                Current number of vehicles: 5
   FY 2002 Earmark                               1.98                Low Floor: No
   FY 2003 5309                                  0.93
   STP; FY 2000 & FY 2001 HP Flex                2.11                ADA: Yes-on board lifts
   FY 2001 & 2002 STP; HP Flex                   3.50                AC: Yes
   FY 2003 STP & HPP; STP Attributable           2.33
Federal Total                                  16.8
                                                           TOD Statistics:
   City of Little Rock                           1.8       (w/ 2 blocks of alignment since operation began)
   City of North Little Rock                     1.8       Total $ of development:                    $400 million
Local Total                                     3.6        Total # of residential units:               600
2007 Operating funding sources: $650,000
   City of Little Rock general funds                       Projects include: (millions)
   City of North Little Rock general funds                    18 floor condominium tower, Opening 2008         $75
   Pulaski County Bridge and Road funds                       20 floor condominium tower, Opening 2009         80
                                                              8 floor Hampton Inn Hotel, Opening 2009          20
                                                              7 floor Doubletree Condominium Project           35
Additional Information                                        260 Unit Enclave Development                     25
                                                              Arkansas History Center                          22
•The phase two extension of the route                         Creghan Irish Pub/Offices                        20
reaches the $180 million Clinton                              Arkansas Travelers Ballpark                      35
Presidential Library.                                         Capital Hotel Renovation                          40



    Time Line
       1995                    1996           1998                2003               2004           2007
   Streetcar Idea         First Federal      Feasibility       Construction     Streetcar Begins    Phase II
     Proposed               Earmark            Study             Begins            Operation       Completed
Little Rock River Rail Streetcar
Tampa TECO Streetcar
Owned and operated by the City of Tampa & Hillsborough Area
Regional Transit Authority (HART)
    Operations
                                                                          Costs (millions)
    Initial Length: 2.4 miles
                                                                          Initial system cost: $48.3
    Current length: 3.0 miles
    Initial Track Miles: 2.4 miles                                        Average capital cost per track mile: $20
    Current Track Miles: 3.0 miles                                        Operating budget: $2.50 million (FY 2006)
    Number of Stations: 12
    Station spacing: 0.25 miles                                           Ridership
    Frequency of service: 15 minutes headways                             Initial projected ridership: 500,000 annually
    Hours of operation: M-Wed: 11:00 a.m. – 10:00 p.m.
                                                                          Current ridership: 1,082 weekday
                              Th:   11:00 a.m. – 11:00 p.m.
                               Fri: 11:00 a.m. – 2:00 a.m.
                                                                          Current annual ridership: 440,000 (2007)
                               Sat:  9:00 a.m. – 2:00 a.m.
                               Sun:       Noon – 8:00 p.m.
                                                                          Vehicle Data
    Shared or Dedicated Lanes? Mostly Shared
                                                                          Vehicles: Gomaco replica Birney Trolley
    Use of signal pre-emption? No
                                                                          Capacity: 84 (44 seats)
    Connectivity to other transit modes: Yes, HART Purple
    and Green Trolley                                                     Initial number of vehicles: 9
                                                                          Current number of vehicles: 9
    Funding
                                                                          Low Floor: Yes
    Capital funding sources
                                                                          ADA: Yes
    The Hillsborough County Metropolitan Planning
    Organization prioritized federal and state funds for 62%              AC: Yes
    of the projects capital costs. The Florida DOT and the   TOD Statistics
    City of Tampa provided the remaining capital costs.      Total $ of private development:                   $1 billion
    Operating Revenues
                                                                      Total # of residential units
    HART-FDOT                        $100,000
                                                                      built or permitted:                        2,740
    HART-FTA                         $200,000
    Farebox                          $620,000                         Projects include:
    Car Leasing                      $15,000                          • Grand Central at Kennedy - 412 units
    Advertising                      $30,000                          • The Place at Channelside - 227 units, retail
    Inkind Advertising               $25,000                          • Towers at Channelside - 269 units
    Endowment                        $992,000
                                                                      • Downtown Channelside - 250 units, retail
    Port Authority                   $150,000
    Interest                         $9,000                           • Victory Lofts - 89 units
    Special Assessment District      $360,000                         • Embassy Suites Hotel - 400 suites, 300 rooms
    Total Revenues                   $2,501,000                       • Hampton Inn Hotel at Ybor City
                                                                      • Seaboard Square - 387 units
Additional Information
                                                                      • Seaport Village - 680 units
•     $450,000 annual insurance cost for CSX
      freight crossing                                                • Ventana - 84 units, 11 story, retail
•     The next phase of the system will be a 1/3                      • Cobalt - 280 units, 8 story
      mile extension connecting more than 35,000                      • Meridian - 37 units, 6 story
      workers in the CBD                                              • Lafayette Lofts - 30 units, 6 story
        Time Line
             1995                    1996              1998                      2000                    2002
       HART forms streetcar       Initial funding   HART issues RFP       Construction begins        Streetcar begins
           task force                  begins                                                           operation
Tampa TECO Streetcar
Kenosha Streetcar
Owned and operated by the City of Kenosha
Operations
Initial Length: 1.9 miles
Current length: miles                                          Costs
Initial Track Miles: 1.9 miles                                 Initial capital cost:      $5.2 million
Current Track Miles: 1.9 miles                                 Total capital cost:        $ 5.2 million
Number of Stops: 17                                            Average capital cost
Station spacing: Every 2 blocks                                per track mile:            $2.6 million
Frequency of service: 15-17 minutes headways                   Operating budget: $335,000 (FY 2008)
Hours of operation:
                            M-F: 11:05 a.m. - 7:05 p.m.        Ridership
                            Sa - Su: 10:05 a.m. - 5:35 p.m.    Initial ridership: 120 per weekday
Shared or Dedicated Lanes? Both                                Current ridership: 170 per weekday
Use of signal pre-emption? No                                  Annual ridership: 62,000 (2007)
Connectivity to other transit modes: Yes, Metra commuter
rail and bus system
                                                               Vehicle Data
Funding (millions)                                             Vehicles: PCC (restored)
Capital funding sources: $5.2 million                          Capacity: 100 (45-55 seated)
CMAQ Federal Funds                                             Initial number of vehicles: 5
5309 Federal Funds                                             Current number of vehicles: 5
                                                               Low Floor: No
2008 Operating cost sources: $335,000                          ADA: Yes, Lift equipment
Fare Revenue             $13,000                               AC: No
City Funds               $322,000

                                                               TOD Statistics
                                                               Total $ of development:          $150 million
                                                               Total # of residential units:     350 units
                                                               Proposed Development:            $150 million



                                                               Additional Information
                                                               •4 mile, $16 million extension of system in
                                                               planning stages.
                                                               •$4 million of CMAQ funds already secured.
                                                               Will apply for other federal funds to pay for
                                                               the rest of the extension.




    Time Line
           1992                        1996                     1998                  2000
      Mayor introduces           ULI Harbor Park Plan         Construction          Operation
      streetcar concept           supports streetcar            Begins               Begins
Kenosha Streetcar




        2001        2003
Memphis Streetcar
Owned and operated by MATA

Operations
                                                              Costs (millions)
Initial Length: 2.5 miles
Current length: 7 miles                                       Main Street Line - 5 track miles
Initial Track Miles: 5 miles                                  Capital cost: $34.9
Current Track Miles: 12 miles                                 Per track mile: $7.0
Number of Stations: 24                                        Riverfront Line - 2 track miles
Station spacing: Every 2-3 blocks                             Capital cost: $9.4
Frequency of service: 5-10 minute headways                    Per track mile: $4.7
Hours of operation:
                                                              Madison Avenue Line – 5 track miles
                M-Th           6:00 a.m. – 11:30 a.m.
                                                              Capital cost: $60
                Fri-Sat        6:00 a.m. – 1:00 a.m.
                Sun:          10:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m.          Per track mile: $12.0
Shared or Dedicated Lanes?                                    Operating budget: $3.9 million (FY 2005)
                2.8 miles exclusive ROW                       Ridership
                4.2 miles shared
                                                              Initial ridership:         166,658 annual
Use of signal pre-emption? Unknown
                                                              Current ridership:       1,031,168 annual
Connectivity to other transit modes: Yes, MATA bus
service, AMTRAK
                                                              Vehicle Data
                                                              Vehicles: 18 restored heritage streetcars
Funding (millions)                                                        2 replica heritage streetcars
Capital funding sources:                                      ADA: Lift System at stations
Main Street Line:                                             AC: No
   Federal Funds                             $26.90
                                                              TOD Statistics
   State Funds                                 02.49
                                                              Total $ of development:         $2 billion
   City Funds                                  02.49
   Private Funds                               03.02
                                                              Additional Information
   Total:                                     34.90
                                                              •   Madison Avenue Line considered start to
Madison Avenue Line:                                              the future light rail transit system;
   Federal Funds                             $48.0                potential extension to Memphis
   TDOT                                        6.0                International Airport
   City of Memphis                             6.0            •   Well regarded community resource
  Total:                                      60.0                    • rates higher than bus
                                                                      • Highly visible icon
                                                              •   Diverse Ridership
                                                                      • Used by locals and visitors
                                                                      • Local trips increasing over time
                                                                      • Valuable during special events

    Time Line
          1990                     1993                    1997                      2004
        City Council           Main Street Line         Riverfront Line        Madison Avenue
     approves Streetcar          Completion               Completion             Completion
Memphis Streetcar
Columbus Streetcar - Proposed
                                       The Columbus
Operations
                                   Streetcar Project
Starter Length: 2.8 miles
                                     has not been                        Costs (millions)
System Length: 3.5 miles
Initial Track Miles: 5.6 miles
                                       approved.                         Initial capital cost:                 $103
Number of Stations: TBD                                                  Total capital cost:                   $103
Station spacing: TBD                                                     Average capital cost track per mile: $18.4
Frequency of service: 10-15 minute headways                              Annualized total construction
Hours of operation: 7 days a week service, 17 hours                      cost over 25 years:                   $6.9
weekdays, reduced service on weekends                                    Operating budget:                      $4.5
Shared or Dedicated Lanes? Mostly Shared
Use of signal pre-emption? TBD
                                                                        Ridership
Connectivity to other transit modes: Yes, bus service
                                                                        Initial ridership: 6,600 weekday
Funding (millions)                                                      Annual ridership: 2.4 million (full system)
The financial plan proposes a Benefit Zone,
approximately ¼ mile on either side of the starter route,               Vehicle Data
that would generate 80 percent of the needed funding.
                                                                        Vehicles: To be determined
Total annual funding needed:                    $11.4                   Initial number of vehicles: 14-15
Funding sources from Benefit Zone:                                      Low Floor: Yes
Charge on paid admissions (4%)                  $3.8                    ADA: Yes
Dedication of existing parking meter revenues   $3.6
                                                                        AC: Yes
Charge on paid off-street parking               $1.1
Increase in parking meter rates                 $0.8
Fare revenue                                    $0.7
                                                                        TOD Statistics (millions)
Ohio State University participation             $0.5
                                                                        (projected by the Danter Group study)
Total Annual Benefit Zone Resources             $10.5                   Total $ of development

Funding sources from Greater Columbus Community                         for starter line:             $ 283 - 319
Regional Planning Commission (CMAQ)             $2.0                    Total $ of development
Advertising and short term naming rights        $0.1
                                                                        for system:                   $586 - $658
Federal formula funds                           $0.1
Total Greater Community Resources               $2.2                    Increased property
                                                                        tax revenue over 5 years :    $5.2 - 6.0
Total Annual Funding Available                  $12.7
                                                                        Increased city income
                                                                        tax revenue over 5 years :    $2.7
Additional Information                                                  New jobs created: 3,000
Columbus City Council approved a $300,000                               Total # of residential units: 1,500
contract with HDR to re-evaluate funding
options on July 28th.


     Time Line
       Feb 2006                  2007              March 2008                  July 2008               2013
     Mayor proposes     Streetcar Working Group        Financial Plan      City Council approves Projected Completion
       streetcar        recommends starter line         Completed          continuation of study   of Starter Route
Columbus Streetcar - Proposed




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Photo Simulation
Tucson Streetcar - Proposed
Owned and operated by the City of Tucson




Operations
Initial Length: 3.6 miles                                           Costs (Millions)
Initial Track Miles: 7.2 miles                                      Total capital cost:               $139 million
                                                                    Average capital cost
Current Track Miles: NA
                                                                    per track mile:                   $ 19 million
Number of Stations: 19
Station spacing: Every 3-4 blocks                                   Projected Ridership
Frequency of service: 10-20 minute headways                         Initial daily ridership:          4,200
Hours of operation:     M-Fri:     5:00 a.m. – 1:00 a.m.
                          Sat:     6:00 a.m. – 1:00 a.m.            Vehicle Data
                                                                    Vehicles: Inekon
                          Sun: 6:00 a.m. – 1:00 a.m.
                                                                    Capacity: 95 (35 seats)
Shared or Dedicated Lanes? Mostly Shared
                                                                    Initial number of vehicles: 7
Use of signal pre-emption? No                                       Low Floor: Yes
Connectivity to other transit modes: Yes, Sun Tran                  ADA: Yes
(local bus service), Cat Tran (University of Arizona, and           AC: Yes
TICET (free downtown shuttle)
                                                                    TOD Statistics
Funding                                                             Proposed Rio Nuevo TOD
Regional Transportation Authority Plan                              400 Residential units
   .5 cent sales tax increase (approved)        70 million          120,000 sf retail
                                                                    50,000 office
Small Starts (Federal Funding)                  70 million

                                                                    Additional Information
                                                                    •Following the starter system the City of
                                                                    Tucson will most likely add another segment
                                                                    to the north.
                                                                    •Will serve downtown Tucson and The
                                                                    University of Arizona




     Time Line
        2007             2008           2009            2009              2010                 2011
    Build Alternative   Complete      Final Design   Construction       Complete       Revenue Service
       Approved           PE                           Begins          Construction        Begins
Tucson Streetcar - Proposed
Austin Streetcar - Proposed
Operations
Phase One Length: 4.4 miles
                                                                  Costs (millions)
Total System Length: 15.3 miles
                                                                  Initial capital cost:          $192-231
Initial Track Miles: 8.8 miles (presumes double tracked)
                                                                  Total capital cost:            $550-614
Total Track Miles: 30.6 miles (presumes double tracked)
                                                                  Average capital cost
Number of Stops: TBD                                              per track mile:                $18-20
Station spacing: TBD                                              Operating budget:              $21-23
Frequency of service: 10 minute headways                          (completed system)
Hours of operation: 17 hour, 7 days a week service.
Shared or Dedicated Lanes? Mostly dedicated                       Ridership
Use of signal pre-emption? Yes                                    2030 projected ridership: 32,200 weekday
                                                                  (completed system)
Connectivity to other transit modes: Yes, Capital Metro bus
system and Capital MetroRail (late 2008)
                                                                  Vehicle Data
Funding (millions)                                                Vehicles: Modern - manufacturer TBD
Possible Capital funding sources:                                 Phase one number of vehicles: 6
                                                                  Total system number of vehicles: 20
   New Starts
                                                                  Low Floor: yes
   Flexible Federal funds
                                                                  ADA: Yes
   Tax Increment Financing                                        AC: Yes
   Public Improvement Districts
Possible Funding Partners
   City of Austin                                                 TOD Statistics

   Capital Metro                                                  • Over 2,800 acres of vacant or under-
                                                                    utilized land near proposed alignment.
   University of Texas
                                                                  • Total impact of the streetcar is estimated
   State of Texas                                                   to be approximately $1 billion within 10
   Austin ISD                                                       years of approval
   Travis County
   Private Property Owners
                                                                  Additional Information
                                                                  • The first phase of the system is only a
                   The Austin                                     recommendation from the consultant; formal
                Streetcar Project                                 phasing decisions have yet to be completed.
                  has not been
                   approved.

    Time Line
             2000                      2004                    2006                       2008
   Proposed Capital Metro LRT    All Systems Go Plan   Central Austin Circulator   Downtown Austin
       system fails to pass        by Capital Metro      Alternative Analysis       Streetcar Plan
Austin Streetcar - Proposed
Proposed Streetcar System




 Proposed Phase One




             Consultant recommendation
Dallas Streetcar - Proposed
Process
Part of the overall D2 Study
Alignment Alternatives will be developed from           Workshop Comments Summary
     – Stakeholder Input & Review (existing & future)   From May 23rd D2 Streetcar Workshop
     – Environmental Review
     – Technical Evaluation                             Preferred Funding Options
Streetcar recommendation will be part of D2 Locally     Parking Fees
Preferred Alternative                                   Regional Funding (CMAQ)
                                                        Bonds
Questions posed to the D2 Study Committee
                                                        Public Improvement Districts
How do we pay for it?                                   Tax Increment Financing
How do we organize ourselves to do it?                  Public/Private Sponsorships
What kind of system do we want?
Where should it go?                                     Preferred Operator: DART

                                                        Preferred System Characteristics
Goals of Streetcar Study
                                                        Modern Car
Circulation Improvement
                                                        A/C
 Extending the walking distance                         ADA Compliant
Economic Development/Land Use Changes                   Connects with CBD transit service
Coordination with Bus & Rail Service                    Safe
Reduction of Auto Trips                                 Less then 15 minute headways
Livable, sustainable downtown
                                                        Preferred Connectivity
                                                        Arts District
                                                        Victory Park
Additional Information
                                                        Farmers Market
• Does not expect Small Starts funding
                                                        Main Street
• for Streetcars until 2009-2010
                                                        West End
• Considering locally funded starter line               Deep Ellum
• Alignment has not been determined                     Convention Center
• Proposed Hours of operation:
       Three options
       5:30a.m.-2:30a.m. 7 days per week
       6:30a.m.-11p.m. Su-Th, 6:30a.m. -2a.m. F-Sa
       6a.m.-1a.m. 7 days per week


         The Dallas
      Streetcar Project
        has not been
         approved.
Contact:
David Gaspers
Urban Design Planner
City of Fort Worth
Planning and Development Department
817.392.8183
david.gaspers@fortworthgov.org

								
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