Streetcars - Challenges of Construction in a City Environment, Costs & Mobility
Tuesday, June 13, 2017
4:15 p.m. - 5:45 p.m. EDT
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For a myriad of reasons, there has been a tremendous resurgence of streetcar development is the U.S. Some streetcar advocates and even critics often overlook the mobility benefits of a modern streetcar system and only focus on the economic benefits as the sole justification for the investment. The challenge is to construct streetcar systems in dense cities make it aesthetically appealing, and minimize costs. One such city was Oklahoma, where after several cost reduction measures and collaboration with their consultants they were able to bring cost per mile to under $20M. Now also hear how the City of New York is considering a 17 mile streetcar system between the Bronx and Queens at an estimated construction cost of some $1.7B.
Mark L. DornSenior Vice President, AECOM, Portland, OR
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