PREVIEW: From Concept to Reality - The Development of the Modern Streetcar in Portland

In conjunction with the celebration of the opening of the Portland Streetcar Loop over the new Tilikum Crossing: Bridge of the People, Portland Streetcar has recorded interviews with the key players, advocates, and builders involved in the 25+ year endeavor of the planning, development and construction of the first modern streetcar system in the United States after a multi-decade hiatus.

(More interviews are in-process. When completed, the full-length in-depth video will be posted. For now, please enjoy this overview and all the other celebrations surrounding Portland's latest transit achievement.)

Tilikum Crossing Fireworks Spectacular

On Saturday evening, August 22nd, 2015, TriMet presented a fireworks display in celebration of the upcoming opening of the Tilikum Crossing:Bridge of the People in Portland, Oregon. The bridge will carry Light Rail, Streetcar, and Bus traffic, as well as providing complete pedestrian and bicycle facilities. Presented by Kiewit. Sponsors: Rich Bader, Elemental, Ferguson Wellman. This video by Portland Streetcar.

Introducing the PDX Streetcar Mobile Ticketing App!

"When I Ride" - Safety Video

Time–lapse Video of SW Moody "Close the Loop" Construction

Video courtesy of Stacy and Witbeck, Inc.

2012 Streetcar Mobile Music Fest

October 5, 2012

2012 Streetcar Mobile Musicfest from Streetcar Mobile Musicfest on Vimeo.

Central Loop Grand Opening Celebration

September 22, 2012

Opening of the Portland Streetcar East Side Loop from Mayor Sam Adams on Vimeo.

Central Loop Preview Ride

August 15, 2012

First Run of Portland Streetcar on the Eastside from Mayor Sam Adams on Vimeo.

Portland Streetcar Mobile Music Fest

September 19, 2011

Portland's Streetcar Mobile Music Fest from SQWare, LLC. on Vimeo.

New Streetcar Delivery & Unloading

May 15, 2009: This streetcar, built by United Streetcar, LLC. (a division of Oregon Iron Works), is the first modern-design streetcar to be built in the United States. The vehicle was delivered by truck this morning, and unloaded onto the tracks at the Portland Streetcar maintenance facility. The design is based on streetcars built by Skoda in the Czech Republic, but updated to use parts from US suppliers and to meet the needs of US-based customers.

Portland Streetcar: Connecting Neighborhoods

Portland City Commissioner Sam Adams discusses the benefits of the Portland Streetcar.