The Portland Streetcar is a streetcar system in Portland, Oregon, that opened in 2001 and serves areas surrounding downtown Portland. The 3.9-mile (6.3 km) NS Line, which runs from Northwest Portland to the South Waterfront via Downtown and the Pearl District, serves some 11,000 daily riders. The Central Loop (CL) Line, which opened September 22, 2012, runs from Downtown to the Oregon Museum of Science and Industry via the Pearl District, the Broadway Bridge across Willamette River, the Lloyd District, and Central Eastside Industrial District.
As with the heavier-duty MAX Light Rail network which serves the broader Portland metropolitan area, Portland Streetcars are operated and maintained by TriMet. But unlike MAX, the streetcar system is owned by the city of Portland and managed by Portland Streetcar Incorporated, a non-profit public benefit corporation whose board of directors report to the city's Bureau of Transportation.
Like some of Portland's original streetcar lines, redevelopment has been a major goal of the project. The Portland Streetcar was the first new streetcar system in the United States since World War II to use modern vehicles.
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... Each Portland streetcar is 66 feet (20.12 m) long, whereas light rail cars are typically 80 to 95 feet (24.38–28.96 m) long (Portland's Lightrail are between 80 and 95 ft ... long) and streetcars are operated as single cars at all times, never coupled into trains ... cars do not provide equal carrying capacity as that of a light-rail train a single articulated Portland streetcar is only about one-third the length of a ...
... The city is owner of the Portland Streetcar system, and most of the planning and development of the 2001-opened system have been led by the city's Office of Transportation, in coordination with Metro ... with TriMet to provide operators and maintenance staff for the streetcar system, and TriMet pays a portion of the line's operating cost ... Certain administrative and planning functions are handled by employees of Portland Streetcar Inc ...
... In 2005, Toronto Transit Commission officials visited Portland to evaluate the Škoda streetcars for possible use on Toronto's streetcar system, as the smaller size is suitable for the city's extensive street-running ... The official website for Tucson's Sun Link streetcar system (under construction with operation scheduled to start late in 2013) includes a document written by the city of Portland ...
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