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Los Angeles Streetcar Transportation

Information about a project focused on bringing streetcars back to Downtown Los Angeles and information about Los Angeles streetcar lines of the past.

Los Angeles Streetcars Today

The Los Angeles Streetcar Project
n 2001 the Community Redevelopment Agency of the City of Los Angeles received a $100,000 grant from the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development to perform a study on the feasibility of creating a modern streetcar in Downtown Los Angeles. The study was finalized in July of 2006 and the LA Street Project is in the process of investigating potential engineering challenges and funding options.

Los Angeles Streetcars of the Past

Los Angeles Railway (Yellow Cars)
Includes information about the streetcar system that operated in the city of Los Angeles from 1901 through 1963. The system had 3 foot, 6 inch narrow gauge tracks and it was commonly known as the "Yellow Cars" to differentiate it from the Pacific Electric Railway's "Red Cars".

Pacific Electric Railway (Red Cars)
A mass transit system with streetcars, light rail, and a bus system that operated between 1901 and 1961 and connected many cities in Los Angeles and Orange Counties. It was known as the "Red Line" to differentiate it from the Los Angeles Railway's "Yellow Line".

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