This comparison of the development along Streetcar alignments in various cities showed up in my e-mail box this week, courtesy of the national Community Streetcar Coalition.
|Streetcar Benefits to Investment|
|Initial Track Miles||Initial
System Cost Per Track Mile (Millions)
System Cost (Millions)^
on Investment (%)
|^ This represents
the total costs of the project including maintenance facilities and in
Tampa’s case, land acquisition.
|* This represents planned and existing development investments
directly related to the lines. Numbers
were through interviews in Little Rock and Kenosha, a development study in
Portland, and calculations of new planned development located three blocks or
less from the streetcar in Tampa.