Value Capture for DC Streetcars

From the WaPo Commercial property owners may be asked to pay for part of streetcar costs

Commercial property owners along 37 miles of planned routes for a D.C. streetcar system may be asked to foot the bill for a quarter or more of the $1.5 billion system proposed by Mayor Adrian M. Fenty.

DC is looking at Business Improvement Districts among others.

London’s New Routemaster


From BBC

London’s New Routemaster design unveiled

It has 2 staircases, 3 doors, and is hybrid-electric. It will be crawling the streets of London by 2012.