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US: Upcoming new LRT lines and extensions [free access]

August 1, 2016

The light-rail network, which includes light-rail transit (LRT), urban streetcars and tram network, is planned to be extended by a total length of 430.98 km by 2040. The following table provides details of the key light-rail projects currently under construction and at the planning stage.

 

Table: Upcoming LRT lines and extensions

Project Name

Developer

Length

No. of stations

Current stage

Boston Green Line Extension

Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority (MBTA)

6.9 km (4.3 miles)

7

Under construction

Detroit M-1 Rail

M-1 Rail

5.28 km (3.3 miles)

12

Under construction

Milwaukee Streetcar

Milwaukee Common Council

4 km (2.5 miles)

2 (Blue Line)

In the planning stage

Minneapolis Green Line Extension

Metropolitan Council

25.6 km (16 miles)

17

In the planning stage

Minneapolis Metro Blue Line Extension

Metropolitan Council

20.8 km (13 miles)

11

In the planning stage

Atlanta Streetcar Phase 2

City of Atlanta

2.5 km (1.55 miles) (approximate)

4

In the planning stage

Baltimore National Capital Purple Line

Maryland Transit Administration

25.6 km (16 miles)

21

Contract awarded

Broward Transit Streetcar

Florida Department of Transportation

8 km (5 miles)

To be announced

In the planning stage

Charlotte Blue Line Extension

Charlotte Area Transit System (CATS)

14.88 km (9.3 miles)

11

Under construction

Charlotte Gold Line Phase 2

Charlotte Area Transit System (CATS)

4 km (2.5 miles)

11

In the planning stage

Durham-Orange LRT

Triangle Transit

27.36 km (17.1 miles)

17

In the planning stage

Fort Lauderdale Wave Streetcar

Broward County

4.3 km (2.7 miles)

12

In the planning stage

New Orleans French Quarter Streetcar Expansion

New Orleans Regional Transportation Authority (RTA)

2.48 miles (4 km), including 1.6 miles (2.56 km) under Phase 1

6

Under construction

Oklahoma City Streetcar Phase 1

Oklahoma City Council

7.4 km (4.6 miles)

23

In the planning stage

Virginia Beach Light Rail

Hampton Roads Transit

5.15 km (3.2 miles)

3

In the planning stage

Denver Central Rail Line Extension

Denver Regional Transportation District (RTD)

1.28 km (0.8 miles)

4

In the planning stage

Denver I-225 Rail Line

RTD

16.89 km (10.5 miles)

8

Under construction

Denver Southeast Rail Line Extension

RTD

3.7 km (2.3 miles)

3

Contract awarded

Denver Southwest Rail Line Extension

RTD

4 km (2.5 miles)

1

In the planning stage

Honolulu High Capacity Transit Corridor

Honolulu Authority for Rapid Transportation (HART)

32 km (20 miles)

21

Under construction

Los Angeles Crenshaw/LAX Transit Corridor

Los Angeles County Metropolitan Transportation Authority (LACMTA)

13.6 km (8.5-miles)

8

Under construction

Los Angeles Downtown Streetcar

City of Los Angeles Department of Transportation

6.43 km (4 miles)

24

In the planning stage

Los Angeles Gold Line Foothill Extension Phase 2

Metro Gold Line Foothill Extension Construction Authority

19.2 km (12 miles)

6

In the planning stage

Los Angeles Regional Connector Transit Corridor

LACMTA

3.04 km (1.9 miles)

3

Under construction

Phoenix Capitol I-10/ West Light Rail Extension

Valley Metro

17.7 km (11 miles)

To be announced

In the planning stage

Phoenix Central Glendale Light Rail

Valley Metro

8.04 km (5 miles)

To be announced

In the planning stage

Phoenix Gilbert Road Light Rail Extension

Valley Metro

3 km (1.86 miles)

2

In the planning stage

Phoenix Northwest Light Rail Extension Phase 1

Valley Metro

5.14 km (3.19 miles)

3

Construction completed. Operations to begin.

Phoenix Northwest Light Rail Extension Phase 2

Valley Metro

2.89 km (1.81 miles)

To be announced

In the project development stage

Phoenix South Central Light Rail

Valley Metro

8 km (5 miles)

7

In the project development stage

Sacramento Downtown Riverfront Streetcar

Sacramento Area Council of Governments, cities of Sacramento and West Sacramento, Sacramento Regional Transit District (RT), Yolo County Transportation District (Yolobus) and the California Department of Transportation (Caltrans)

4.6 km (2.9 miles)

17

In the project development stage

San Diego Mid Coast Corridor

San Diego Association of Governments (SANDAG)

17.5 km (10.9 miles)

9

In the planning stage

San Francisco Third Street Light Rail Phase 2 - Central Subway

San Francisco Municipal Transportation Agency (SFMTA)

2.7 km (1.7 miles)

4

Under construction

Santa Ana and Garden Grove Streetcar

Orange County Transportation Authority (OCTA)

6.6 km (4.1 miles)

12

In the planning stage

Seattle Center City Connector Streetcar

Seattle Department of Transport (SDOT)

2 km (1.25 miles)

5

In the planning stage

Seattle East Link Light Rail

SDOT

22.4 km (14 miles)

10

In the planning stage

Seattle Federal Way Link Extension

SDOT

12.2 km (7.6 miles)

3

In the planning stage

Seattle Lynnwood Link Extension

SDOT

13.68 km (8.5 miles)

10

In the planning stage

Seattle Northgate Link Extension

SDOT

6.88 km (4.3 miles)

3

Under construction

Seattle South 200th Street Link Extension

SDOT

2.56 km (1.6 miles)

1

Under construction

Tacoma Link Light Rail Expansion

Sound Transit

3.8 km (2.4 miles)

5

In the planning stage

Tempe Streetcar

Valley Metro

4.34 km (2.7 miles)

18

In the planning stage

Source: Global Mass Transit Research