is a growing popular movement in Tacoma
to bring back electric trolley/streetcar
service which helped grow the historic core of the City of Tacoma and nearby neighborhoods. The move was spearheaded
by local booster, Morgan Alexander.
Tacoma is undergoing a long-overdue revitalization. The next two decades will add thousands of new jobs, households, and retail establishments to the city, making good transportation essential. Streetcars are a proven catalyst noted for rejuvenating urban neighborhoods, and providing quick, accessible transport to the resources and amenities that attract people to those districts.
Tacoma Streetcar proposes to create or rehabilitate a fleet of vintage or replica streetcars running throughout the city. The proposed routes would connect with regional light rail, downtown Link light rail
, and would connect neighborhoods together in a way that currently does not exist today.
Tacoma Streetcar is exploring possibilities of partnering with community organizations such as the Tacoma Historical Society
to produce a book with stories and pictures of streetcars from Tacoma's past. The organization is also interested in restoring an old streetcar from the original system that was recently discovered in Arlington, Washington. Restoration cost of the streetcar is in the range of $300,000 - $800,000.
City of Tacoma Streetcar Feasibility Committee
In early 2007, at the request of the......