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    New Haven Streetcar

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    The City of New Haven is proposing to develop a modern streetcar line stitching together three growing districts: Downtown, the Yale-New Haven Hospital Medical District, and Union Station.  The initial 3-mile line will serve as an alternative mode of transportation, with the opportunity to be expanded regionally to Hamden and West Haven (8-9 miles).  As result, this will amplify livable, walkable and sustainable qualities of the urban environment, while relieving heavy traffic congestion to accommodate future development.  The demand for transit will allow the streetcar to connect residents and visitors to commuter rail lines and high speed rail via service to Union Station.

    The City is encouraging active public participation and involvement in the planning process, with a January 2011 implementation start date. If you would like further information on the project, please contact:
    Michael Piscitelli, Director of Transporation, Traffic & Parking, mpiscite@newhavenct.net
    Susmitha Attota, Assistant Director of Comprehensive Planning, sattota@newhavenct.net

    Final Documents

    Project Overview

    Streetcars 1

    Streetcars 2 Streetcars 3

    Previous Reports

    Stakeholder And Public Meetings

    First Stakeholder Meeting

    Second Stakeholder Meeting

    First Public Informational Meeting

    Press Articles

    September 24, 2010
    New Haven Independent
    3-Mile Streetcar “Starter” Route Unveiled (Allan Appel)

    September 24, 2010
    New Urban Network
    New Haven plans a streetcar, but will a one-way loop work well? (Philip Langdon)

    September 27, 2010
    Yale Daily News
    Streetcar proposal sparks debate between city, experts (Jacob Anbinder)

    September 28, 2010
    Yale Daily News
    Streetcar played vital role for Yalies past (Jacob Anbinder)

    September 30, 2010
    Yale Daily News
    Eisenman: The streetcar we desire (David Eisenman)

    October 8, 2010
    The Yale Herald
    The story of a streetcar named Whalley (Clarissa Marzan)

    October 11, 2010
    Yale Daily News
    Students say fare will factor into planned streetcar use (Jacob Anbinder)

    For questions and comments, please contact Susmitha Attota at 203-946-7814 or sattota@newhavenct.net

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