STREETCAR - The Salt Lake Tribune http://www.sltrib.com/feeds/topics/STREETCAR News from The Salt Lake Tribune en-us webmaster@sltrib.com (Webmaster) Feds give thumbs down to Sugar House Streetcar extension http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/politics/58407218-90/2100-council-drive-funding.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/politics/58407218-90/2100-council-drive-funding.html.csp">Feds give thumbs down to Sugar House Streetcar extension</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By Christopher Smart</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The Salt Lake Tribune</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-09-15T09:04:43.209-06:00">Updated Sep 15, 2014 09:04AM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">The Sugar House Streetcar extension isn’t coming any time soon. The Salt Lake City Council scrum earlier this month that ended in a split 4-3 vote to fund a federal matching grant for the Sugar House Streetcar was apparently all for naught. City Hall confirmed Friday that its application for a federal transportation “TIGER” grant that would have extended the so-called S-Line to the intersection at 2100 South and Highland Drive failed to be approved by the U.S. Department of Transportation. The a...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="http://www.sltrib.com/pages/privacy"> Copyright 2013 The Salt Lake Tribune. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58407218@www.sltrib.com Mon, 15 Sep 2014 09:04:43 MDT Sugar House Streetcar ignites broader transportation debate http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/politics/58374037-90/council-lake-plan-salt.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/politics/58374037-90/council-lake-plan-salt.html.csp">Sugar House Streetcar ignites broader transportation debate</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By Christopher Smart</span></span> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn"> The Salt Lake Tribune</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-09-08T10:52:42.593-06:00">Updated Sep 8, 2014 10:52AM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">This streetcar could be named Discord. Set against a landscape of numerous transportation challenges, a proposal to spend another $15 million on the Sugar House Streetcar boiled over in frustration last week at the Salt Lake City Council. The $37 million S-Line that opened to fanfare last December in Salt Lake City has been an under-performer, garnering about one-third the projected ridership. It runs from the TRAX Central Pointe Station at 200 West and 2100 South to 2250 S. McClelland St. (105...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="http://www.sltrib.com/pages/privacy"> Copyright 2013 The Salt Lake Tribune. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58374037@www.sltrib.com Mon, 08 Sep 2014 10:52:42 MDT Editorial: Streetcar saga shows SLC needs better transit process http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/opinion/58370089-82/streetcar-transit-vision-process.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/opinion/58370089-82/streetcar-transit-vision-process.html.csp">Editorial: Streetcar saga shows SLC needs better transit process</a></h4> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-09-03T16:41:26.052-06:00">Updated Sep 3, 2014 04:41PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">It makes sense to extend the Sugar House streetcar line another half mile to bring it to where people are. And that’s about all that makes sense in the streetcar saga, which should make Salt Lake City’s transportation planners nervous. Mayor Ralph Becker, a planner by trade, should be commended for taking a far-reaching view of moving people around in a city growing ever more congested and polluted. He risks losing ground, however, if he doesn’t do a better job of bringing his constituents, an...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="http://www.sltrib.com/pages/privacy"> Copyright 2013 The Salt Lake Tribune. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58370089@www.sltrib.com Wed, 03 Sep 2014 16:41:26 MDT All aboard the S Line? Not quite for the Salt Lake City streetcar http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/politics/58365239-90/streetcar-sugar-uta-council.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/politics/58365239-90/streetcar-sugar-uta-council.html.csp">All aboard the S Line? Not quite for the Salt Lake City streetcar</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By Christopher Smart</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The Salt Lake Tribune</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-09-03T10:47:30.842-06:00">Updated Sep 3, 2014 10:47AM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Before uttering the word “streetcar” in Salt Lake City, it’s best to hold on tight — it’s a topic that promises a rough ride. In a dramatic 4-3 split vote Tuesday evening, the City Council approved an additional $3 million as a match for federal funding that would extend the Sugar House Streetcar line. It passed despite harsh criticism of the Utah Transit Authority — which operates the line — by several council members who said UTA has undermined the success of the streetcar by not scheduling i...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="http://www.sltrib.com/pages/privacy"> Copyright 2013 The Salt Lake Tribune. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58365239@www.sltrib.com Wed, 03 Sep 2014 10:47:30 MDT Salt Lake City Council poised to seek more streetcar funding http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/politics/58352295-90/2100-construction-drive-funding.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/politics/58352295-90/2100-construction-drive-funding.html.csp">Salt Lake City Council poised to seek more streetcar funding</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By christopher Smart</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The Salt Lake Tribune</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-09-01T11:55:18.794-06:00">Updated Sep 1, 2014 11:55AM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Salt Lake City hopes a $3 million investment will get it almost $14 million to stretch the Sugar House Streetcar line to the intersection at Highland Drive and 2100 South. Tuesday, at its afternoon work session, the City Council will consider funding the $3 million match needed for a federal Transportation Investments Generating Economic Recovery (TIGER) grant of $10.6 million. The council is scheduled to vote on the matter a few hours later at its 7 p.m. formal meeting. The so-called S Line now...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="http://www.sltrib.com/pages/privacy"> Copyright 2013 The Salt Lake Tribune. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58352295@www.sltrib.com Mon, 01 Sep 2014 11:55:18 MDT Sugar House Streetcar drawing business, not riders http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/politics/58289003-90/streetcar-says-minutes-bus.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/politics/58289003-90/streetcar-says-minutes-bus.html.csp">Sugar House Streetcar drawing business, not riders</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By Lee Davidson</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The Salt Lake Tribune</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-08-18T17:38:06.867-06:00">Updated Aug 18, 2014 05:38PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">The new Sugar House Streetcar is only slightly faster than a nearby parallel bus route, and even pedestrians can sometimes outrace it. Far fewer people than expected are riding the fresh two-mile line that cost $37 million to build. But Salt Lake City and Utah Transit Authority officials still view the streetcar as a success and well worth the price for one main reason: It delivers economic development up and down the line. “The amount of community investment that has occurred will make this st...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="http://www.sltrib.com/pages/privacy"> Copyright 2013 The Salt Lake Tribune. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58289003@www.sltrib.com Mon, 18 Aug 2014 17:38:06 MDT Editorial: Another streetcar not necessarily what downtown SLC needs http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/opinion/58242292-82/downtown-rail-streetcar-bus.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/opinion/58242292-82/downtown-rail-streetcar-bus.html.csp">Editorial: Another streetcar not necessarily what downtown SLC needs</a></h4> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-08-01T09:37:01.502-06:00">Updated Aug 1, 2014 09:37AM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Astronomer Carl Sagan — the Neil deGrasse Tyson of his time — was once trying to dismiss pseudo-scientific legends of Bermuda Triangle-like mysteries by noting that it was always airplanes and ships that went missing, never trains. To which TV host Dick Cavett — the Jon Stewart of his time — immediately rejoined, “I can see you’ve never waited for the Long Island Railroad.” Salt Lake City Mayor Ralph Becker doesn’t want to wait to start the process toward building another city-UTA streetcar lin...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="http://www.sltrib.com/pages/privacy"> Copyright 2013 The Salt Lake Tribune. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58242292@www.sltrib.com Fri, 01 Aug 2014 09:37:01 MDT