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Streetcar Feasibility Study

In 2008, after a four-year Alternatives Analysis completed by The Rapid, a feasibility study was launched to address a downtown streetcar route that would ultimately focus redevelopment intensity in the area. In 2014, a route refinement study concluded that a minimum operable segment (MOS) streetcar route is feasible.

What's Next?

After identifying the city of Grand Rapids as uniquely positioned to advance streetcar transit planning and implementation, the study recommends next steps include:

Determining and assembling the governance structure
Proceeding with environmental documentation and preliminary engineering
Defining capital and operational funding sources to attract private and federal support

These tasks are anticipated to be completed within one to two years of the study, allowing the city to compete for federal grants and advance local funding initiatives, as needed. Final engineering, construction documentation, and specifications will then follow.

Read the 2008 Grand Rapids Streetcar Feasibility Study .

Read the 2014 Grand Rapids Streetcar Route Refinement Study .