A few posts ago, we highlighted the long-range draft papers that Sound Transit produced back in 2005. Since then, we have come across a number of other documents, studies, etc that have been done in regards to possible extensions to the Tacoma Streetcar or of new lines altogether. The City of Tacoma sent along the last 3 items while Chris found the Sound Transit item. They are as follows starting with the oldest document first:
Sound Transit Long-Range Draft Paper Summary Brochure
Chris sent me this item. It appears that Sound Transit made an informational brochure of the draft papers in 2005. Pretty useful as a basic fact sheet still today.
Streetcar Advisory Committee 'Feasibility' Presentation
Back in 2007, there was a streetcar advisory committee that took a look at a variety of different expansion options for the Streetcar. While the study didn't include engineering or ridership forecasting, it did come up with a number of alternatives for expansion. Also, a supplemental document breaks down each line's estimated costs.
TIGER Grant Application for the Stadium Way Streetcar Project
Had no idea about this one. Apparently the City of Tacoma applied for a TIGER grant made available through 2009's ARRA stimulus for extending the Streetcar up Stadium Way. The TIGER selection process has already been completed for the TIGER grant applications for stimulus dollars, however there is still $600 million available in TIGER grants in this year's federal transportation budget.
MLK Streetcar Study
This is a fairly detailed study of how to implement what appears to be a stand-alone streetcar system along MLK or perhaps coupled along J Street. This study was prepared as recently as December 2009.