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FTA to Aid Sacramento Streetcar Plan

“The FTA just green-lighted us to enter project development,” West Sacramento Mayor Chris Cabaldon told local California media Tuesday, May 6, 2014, addressing them in Washington, D.C. “We are now officially a federal project.” The development mitigates previous unsuccessful attempts by West Sacramento to secure federal funds for the project. No FTA funding has been […]

Feds Give Sacramento Streetcar the Green Light

Sacramento’s plans for a downtown streetcar line got a major boost Tuesday when the Federal Transit Administration announced it is willing to work with local officials on project development – a first step toward federal funding. “The FTA just green-lighted us to enter project development,” West Sacramento Mayor Chris Cabaldon said, speaking from Washington, D.C., […]

Downtown / Riverfront Streetcar Rolls On

On March 21, the Sacramento Area Council of Governments (SACOG) submitted a letter to the Federal Transit Administration Regional Administrator asking for permission to enter the Small Starts Project Development (PD). If this request is granted, dollars spent going forward on the project would count toward the region’s portion of funds that it needs to […]

Video: A Streetcar Named Sacramento

West Sacramento Mayor Chris Cabaldon and Sacramento City Councilmember Steve Cohn talk with host Scott Syphax about a goal of reintroducing a streetcar system to serve as another component of the region’s transportation system.

Congresswoman Matsui Leads Day Trip to Portland with Sacramento Leaders

Train passengers have been lamenting the longer walk and lack of parking at the downtown depot since the city moved the train platforms a few hundred feet north of the depot to make room for future development. Some riders have stopped taking the train. In response, city officials now say they might use part of […]

Sacramento Kings pay $500,000 to support Streetcar Line

The Sacramento Kings have agreed to pay $500,000 to help launch a downtown streetcar line as part of a landmark deal with Caltrans to reduce traffic tie-ups that an arena is expected to cause on local freeways, state and city officials say. The tentative agreement, brokered by the city, represents the first of several potential […]

Cities of Sacramento and West Sacramento host Portland Streetcar, Inc for a Business Roundtable Discussion with local property and business owners

More than a half-century after streetcars disappeared from local thoroughfares, leaders in Sacramento and West Sacramento want to bring them back to help reshape downtown as a more convenient and vibrant place to live, work and play. But to do it, they likely will need financial help from hundreds of property owners. Will downtown business […]