Million Dollar Bridge Streetcar
Go to Lewiston at 70mph
Streetcars in Portland, ME
Interurban Era
Interurban Map
Portland-Lewiston Schedule
Portland, ME Streetcar and      Interurban 1916
Portland, ME Streetcar Map
Boston and Maine
Portland, ME RR Stations
Streetcar Scandal
Post-War Period
Suburban Subsidy
Victor Gruen’s Plan•.
Urban Removal in  Portland, ME
Union               Station•Demolished in 1961
Franklin Street Before and           After
Today the Tide is Turning
Registered Cars in  Portland, ME
Homebuyers want to walk
Transit Ridership Growth
American Streetcar Projects
US Streetcar Systems
Portland, Oregon
Pearl District Redevelopment
Density near Streetcar Lines       Portland, OR
Floor Area Ration near   Streetcars PDX
Streetcar development CDB            PDX
Providence, RI Streetcar              Route• https://mereda.org/documents/eventmaterials/event338_handout.pdf
New Jobs and Residence RI• https://mereda.org/documents/eventmaterials/event338_handout.pdf
Land Use of Streetcar• https://mereda.org/documents/eventmaterials/event338_handout.pdf
Streetcar Development            Attributed over Time• https://mereda.org/documents/eventmaterials/event338_handout.pdf
Potential new Property Tax               Revenue• https://mereda.org/documents/eventmaterials/event338_handout.pdf
Increase in Property Value• https://mereda.org/documents/eventmaterials/event338_handout.pdf
Maine Transit Today
Metro        • gpmetrobus.com
Regional Transit•.
What’s next for Portland, ME?
Future Systems
Peninsula Transit Study• https://mereda.org/documents/eventmaterials/event338_handout.pdf
Commercial Street Trolley
Commercial Street Trolly Map
Congress Streetcar
2003 Study of Regional Rail
Thompsons Point TIF Bus           Rapid Transit• https://mereda.org/documents/eventmaterials/event338_handout.pdf
Tax Increment Financing•The State of Maine recently amended TIF law toallow for municipalities to capture property taxesfr...
Assessment District• Municipalities can create a TIF district to capture new property value alongthe transit corridor. Mos...
Increased Development    Supports Transit
Federally Funded Streetcar               Projects• https://mereda.org/documents/eventmaterials/event338_handout.pdf
TIFIA Loans Defined• http://reconnectingamerica.org/assets/Uploads/2012T4-Financing-Transit-Guidebook.pdf
TIFIA Loan Amountshttp://reconnectingamerica.org/assets/Uploads/2012T4-Financing-Transit-Guidebook.pdf
TIFIA Loans Pie Chart• http://reconnectingamerica.org/assets/Uploads/2012T4-Financing-Transit-Guidebook.pdf
• http://reconnectingamerica.org/assets/Uploads/2012T4-Financing-Transit-Guidebook.pdf      TIGER Grants Defined
TIGER Grants Pie Chart• http://reconnectingamerica.org/assets/Uploads/2012T4-Financing-Transit-Guidebook.pdf
• http://reconnectingamerica.org/assets/Uploads/2012T4-Financing-Transit-Guidebook.pdf      Streetcar Funding
Raising Money at the Ballot                   Box• http://reconnectingamerica.org/assets/Uploads/2012T4-Financing-Transit-...
Ballot Measures• http://reconnectingamerica.org/assets/Uploads/2012T4-Financing-Transit-Guidebook.pdf
Portland Streetcar Circulator
Circulator Impact Area
Circulator ImpactsRedevelopment Zones
Circulator with Busses
Circulator, Busses, Light Rail
Spring Street Today•Spring Street Arterial was part of Victor GruensPlan. It is 100 feet wide today.•The City of Portland ...
Transforming Spring Street•What if we removed the jersey barriers?•What if we rebuilt the sidewalk 30 feet inward tomake r...
Transforming Spring Street•What if we sold the new development lots?•What if developers built lot-in to lot-in as it isall...
Spring Streetcar!•What if we invested in a modern streetcar linewith low-floor technology?•What if the streetcar circulate...
Streetcar Lines Attract Investment• https://mereda.org/documents/eventmaterials/event338_handout.pdf
Regional       Growth•The GreaterPortland region isgrowing.•Only about one-third of the region isaccessible bytransit.•We ...
Diesel Light Rail
•The metro PACTS   Regionarea is growingfast along theRt 302 corridortowardsSebago Lakeand along I-295north ofPortland•Win...
•Mountain DivisionLine Railroad runs   St. Lawrence andfrom Thompsons       Atlantic Railroad runsPoint in Portland    fro...
Regional Connect•The two railroads can connect along the Portland waterfront.•Diesel light rail could provide regular serv...
Regional Transit•The Maine Line Railroad is owned by PanAm, which has anextensive freight operation.•Amtrak Downeaster acc...
•Painting of theSan FranciscoCable Car byDavid A. Marshall•DAMFineArt/com•Presentationcreated by DavidA. Marshall, CityCou...
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Streetcars in Portland, Maine is a presentation created by David A. Marshall. The slideshow as first presented in September 2012 at the event, "Green Evolution: Streetcars in the 21st Century in Maine" at the Maine Irish Heritage Center. Marshall a City Councilor in Portland, Maine and the Chair of the Transportation, Sustainability, and Energy

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Streetcars in Portland, Maine

  1. 1. Million Dollar Bridge Streetcar
  2. 2. Go to Lewiston at 70mph
  3. 3. Streetcars in Portland, ME
  4. 4. Interurban Era
  5. 5. Interurban Map
  6. 6. Portland-Lewiston Schedule
  7. 7. Portland, ME Streetcar and Interurban 1916
  8. 8. Portland, ME Streetcar Map
  9. 9. Boston and Maine
  10. 10. Portland, ME RR Stations
  11. 11. Streetcar Scandal
  12. 12. Post-War Period
  13. 13. Suburban Subsidy
  14. 14. Victor Gruen’s Plan•.
  15. 15. Urban Removal in Portland, ME
  16. 16. Union Station•Demolished in 1961
  17. 17. Franklin Street Before and After
  18. 18. Today the Tide is Turning
  19. 19. Registered Cars in Portland, ME
  20. 20. Homebuyers want to walk
  21. 21. Transit Ridership Growth
  22. 22. American Streetcar Projects
  23. 23. US Streetcar Systems
  24. 24. Portland, Oregon
  25. 25. Pearl District Redevelopment
  26. 26. Density near Streetcar Lines Portland, OR
  27. 27. Floor Area Ration near Streetcars PDX
  28. 28. Streetcar development CDB PDX
  29. 29. Providence, RI Streetcar Route• https://mereda.org/documents/eventmaterials/event338_handout.pdf
  30. 30. New Jobs and Residence RI• https://mereda.org/documents/eventmaterials/event338_handout.pdf
  31. 31. Land Use of Streetcar• https://mereda.org/documents/eventmaterials/event338_handout.pdf
  32. 32. Streetcar Development Attributed over Time• https://mereda.org/documents/eventmaterials/event338_handout.pdf
  33. 33. Potential new Property Tax Revenue• https://mereda.org/documents/eventmaterials/event338_handout.pdf
  34. 34. Increase in Property Value• https://mereda.org/documents/eventmaterials/event338_handout.pdf
  35. 35. Maine Transit Today
  36. 36. Metro • gpmetrobus.com
  37. 37. Regional Transit•.
  38. 38. What’s next for Portland, ME?
  39. 39. Future Systems
  40. 40. Peninsula Transit Study• https://mereda.org/documents/eventmaterials/event338_handout.pdf
  41. 41. Commercial Street Trolley
  42. 42. Commercial Street Trolly Map
  43. 43. Congress Streetcar
  44. 44. 2003 Study of Regional Rail
  45. 45. Thompsons Point TIF Bus Rapid Transit• https://mereda.org/documents/eventmaterials/event338_handout.pdf
  46. 46. Tax Increment Financing•The State of Maine recently amended TIF law toallow for municipalities to capture property taxesfrom increased property values and newdevelopment and invest the money into transitinfrastructure and operations.
  47. 47. Assessment District• Municipalities can create a TIF district to capture new property value alongthe transit corridor. Most of the new development will occur within three blocks.• https://mereda.org/documents/eventmaterials/event338_handout.pdf
  48. 48. Increased Development Supports Transit
  49. 49. Federally Funded Streetcar Projects• https://mereda.org/documents/eventmaterials/event338_handout.pdf
  50. 50. TIFIA Loans Defined• http://reconnectingamerica.org/assets/Uploads/2012T4-Financing-Transit-Guidebook.pdf
  51. 51. TIFIA Loan Amountshttp://reconnectingamerica.org/assets/Uploads/2012T4-Financing-Transit-Guidebook.pdf
  52. 52. TIFIA Loans Pie Chart• http://reconnectingamerica.org/assets/Uploads/2012T4-Financing-Transit-Guidebook.pdf
  53. 53. • http://reconnectingamerica.org/assets/Uploads/2012T4-Financing-Transit-Guidebook.pdf TIGER Grants Defined
  54. 54. TIGER Grants Pie Chart• http://reconnectingamerica.org/assets/Uploads/2012T4-Financing-Transit-Guidebook.pdf
  55. 55. • http://reconnectingamerica.org/assets/Uploads/2012T4-Financing-Transit-Guidebook.pdf Streetcar Funding
  56. 56. Raising Money at the Ballot Box• http://reconnectingamerica.org/assets/Uploads/2012T4-Financing-Transit-Guidebook.pdf
  57. 57. Ballot Measures• http://reconnectingamerica.org/assets/Uploads/2012T4-Financing-Transit-Guidebook.pdf
  58. 58. Portland Streetcar Circulator
  59. 59. Circulator Impact Area
  60. 60. Circulator ImpactsRedevelopment Zones
  61. 61. Circulator with Busses
  62. 62. Circulator, Busses, Light Rail
  63. 63. Spring Street Today•Spring Street Arterial was part of Victor GruensPlan. It is 100 feet wide today.•The City of Portland has funds allocated forredesigning Spring Street.•The Cumberland County Civic Center on the leftis being renovated.
  64. 64. Transforming Spring Street•What if we removed the jersey barriers?•What if we rebuilt the sidewalk 30 feet inward tomake room for new development such as retailand housing?•What if we created a dedicated transit lane andplanned for a streetcar?
  65. 65. Transforming Spring Street•What if we sold the new development lots?•What if developers built lot-in to lot-in as it isallowed in the downtown business zone?•What if the new development and increasedproperty values was used to invest in transit?
  66. 66. Spring Streetcar!•What if we invested in a modern streetcar linewith low-floor technology?•What if the streetcar circulated around thedowntown?•What if the existing bus lines connected into thestreetcar circulator?
  67. 67. Streetcar Lines Attract Investment• https://mereda.org/documents/eventmaterials/event338_handout.pdf
  68. 68. Regional Growth•The GreaterPortland region isgrowing.•Only about one-third of the region isaccessible bytransit.•We have rail linesthat are not beingused.
  69. 69. Diesel Light Rail
  70. 70. •The metro PACTS Regionarea is growingfast along theRt 302 corridortowardsSebago Lakeand along I-295north ofPortland•Windham isthe fastestgrowing town.
  71. 71. •Mountain DivisionLine Railroad runs St. Lawrence andfrom Thompsons Atlantic Railroad runsPoint in Portland from the easternto waterfront in Portland toWestbrook, South Falmouth, andWindham, and Yarmouth.
  72. 72. Regional Connect•The two railroads can connect along the Portland waterfront.•Diesel light rail could provide regular service going up to 79 mph.•The State of Maine owns most of these railroads.•There is currently no activity on either railroad.
  73. 73. Regional Transit•The Maine Line Railroad is owned by PanAm, which has anextensive freight operation.•Amtrak Downeaster accesses the Maine Line to connect withpoints between Boston and Brunswick•Passengers could transfer at Thompsons Point.•If Amtrak stopped in Yarmouth, then passengers could transferthere as well.
  74. 74. •Painting of theSan FranciscoCable Car byDavid A. Marshall•DAMFineArt/com•Presentationcreated by DavidA. Marshall, CityCouncilor andChair of theTransportation, Sustainability, andEnergyCommittee.DAMarshall.blogspot.com
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