Despite modern nostalgia for the streetcar
era, the so-called "traction trusts" that owned the systems were widely considered corrupt and greedy.
are lean and clean, bicycles are even more so.
We are now seeing construction cost figures for streetcar
lines of $40 million per mile and for light rail sometimes of more than $100 million.
Brett Akker, Streetcar
co-founder, said: "We've had a 50 per cent increase in membership year-on-year in 2009, meaning more and more people want to use our cars for a wider variety of trips.
Skoda, a subsidiary of Volkswagen AG (VW) (Xetra: VW), is interested in acquiring a contract from the Toronto Transit Commission (TTC) for replacing its Red Rocket streetcars
Some people would even like to see the resurgence of the streetcar
Visitor passes entitle the bearer to unlimited ridership on all streetcar
and bus lines.
Sir - Re: 'The Streetcar
named Disaster' for Swansea, I wish to support a positive case for City and County of Swansea's public transport, following its response to the criticism reported in the Western Mail (October 28).
None of these "improvisatory impersonations" use blackface performance; instead, like Marlon Brando's characterization of Stanley Kowalski in A Streetcar
Named Desire, they mimic the gestures and idiosyncrasies of famous black performers and musicians--Miles Davis, for instance.
Swansea commuters were given a sneak preview of the streetcar
during brief trials in the city last July.
Although he may never find another subject to match that of his All About "All About Eve," Sam Staggs continues his series of dirt-dishing behind-the-scenes exposes of classic film productions with When Blanche Met Brando: The Scandalous Story of "A Streetcar
She will play fragile, faded Southern beauty Blanche du Bois in A Streetcar
Named Desire, opening on Broadway next spring.