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April 11, 2016
Power to the BQX?

Renderings from New York City’s proposed Brooklyn-Queens streetcar (known as the BQX) omit any hint of the overhead catenary wires that are integral to many electric rail lines, especially those plying busy city streets.

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February 4, 2016
De Blasio’s Streetcar Plan: Questions New Yorkers Should Ask

Streetcars deserve strict scrutiny. Over a dozen such projects have been launched in U.S. cities since the 1990s, and nearly all have failed to fulfill promises of high usage and efficient travel speed.

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