INNER-CITY RAIL STREETCAR FEASIBILITY STUDY
The Inner-City Rail Streetcar Feasibility Study was conducted by VIA Metropolitan Transit in collaboration with the Downtown Alliance of San Antonio. In April 2009, the Board directed staff to coordinate this study with VIA’s Long Range Comprehensive Transportation Planning efforts. As part of the SmartWaySA public workshop in September of 2009, VIA sought input from the public and stakeholders regarding goals, criteria, and suggestions for moving forward. A Technical Advisory Committee composed of technical staff from various local agencies continued to develop a concept for streetcar through October 2009. That committee’s recommendations, as described in this report, were developed for review and consideration by the VIA Board of Trustees appointed Commission on Intra-City Rail and Streetcar, which is designated for the purpose of developing conclusions and recommendations for transmittal to the VIA Board.

This Feasibility Report presents the recommendations developed by the Technical Advisory Committee as a result of their analysis from July to October, 2009, as well as directions adopted by the Commission. In April 2010, the VIA Board directed staff to explore the Small Starts program as a way to seek Federal Transit Administration funding to support a capital investment in the Streetcars. The Feasibility Study was completed in June 2010, and VIA’s next steps related to the findings of this report continue to be developed as the Long Range Comprehensive Transportation Plan process continues.

The following related documents are available for download:

Inner-City Rail Streetcar Feasibility Study (Full Document) - (11x17 format)
Cover and Table of Contents
Executive Summary
Supportive Streetcar Initiatives
Propsed System Vision Plan and Starter Project
Operations
Preliminary Cost, Funding and Implementation Strategies
Supportive Transit Development
Next Steps
Appendices

Inner-City Rail Streetcar Feasibility Report - Executive Summary - (8.5x11 format)
   This smaller document contains the Executive Summary and Next Steps section of the full report.
OVERVIEW
MAPS
COMMITTEES
RESOURCES
GET INVOLVED
FEASIBILITY STUDY
ECONOMIC IMPACT
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