Los Angeles, CA
Downtown Red Car
In the fall of 2001
Congresswoman Lucille Roybal-Allard secured $100,000 for a study to
determine the feasibility of re-establishing a historic Red Car trolley in
downtown Los Angeles. The proposed trolley would connect the various hubs of
business, culture, education, entertainment and government in downtown Los
Several years later, that money was put to work to study a route
connecting important sites downtown. As well, another proposal has surfaced that
would a close-in northwest neighborhood with downtown.
Follow this link for an article describing the status of planning for the
downtown line in early 2006:
In early 2011 funding was allocated by the Los Angeles City Council for preliminary engineering and environmental studies for the route, but equipped with modern streetcars. Since then serious efforts to develop the proposal have been underway and are gaining key local support.
The following news notes provide more information on plans for heritage trolley and modern streetcar
lines in Los Angeles: