Streetcars are an American favorite. Cities from coast to coast are rediscovering the valuable contributions of streetcar systems to urban livability and mobility. New streetcar installations, whether based on vintage cars, modern replicas, or exciting contemporary vehicles with a European flair, help cities realize their hopes of becoming busy, vital population centers. A transit mode that serves the city without overwhelming it and supports neighborhoods without intruding on them, the streetcar combines the appeal of a crowd pleaser with the efficiency of a crowd mover.
Prominent in the rebirth of the American streetcar, LTK has completed assignments ranging from the development of initial plans and operating concepts to preparation of vehicle specifications, completion of systems engineering and management of fleet procurement.
We bring to our streetcar projects a unique blend of experience, including an in-depth knowledge of vehicle and infrastructure design, combined with a practical approach to project design judgment rooted in real-world, at-grade rail transit operations experience. Our highly skilled technical staff includes individuals with front-line experience in operations and system management. This capability can be especially critical in the early developmental phase of a project, when layout and system capacity are evaluated. In a new streetcar project, when budget considerations may be exceptionally important, knowledge and experience can guide cities toward realistic alternatives, saving time, money and effort.