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Savannah Streetcar Project

The Savannah Streetcar Project is a community initiative designed to combine the historical charm of yesterday with the technology and innovation of tomorrow. It seeks to offer expanded mobility options to the residents and tourists in downtown Savannah and to increase foot traffic to businesses in the outlying area.

Streetcars have re-emerged in the last decade, re-establishing transit’s traditional role of connecting and shaping. Communities reap substantial benefits, including less congestion, more convenient circulation, and increased retail sales, housing sales, and property values.

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Streetcars and Savannah have been intertwined for more than a century, and with the successes shown by New Orleans, Portland, and Seattle, we think it’s time to bring them back. To learn more, please enjoy the following resources.

Read about the history of streetcars in Savannah at

Learn about the Savannah Development and Renewal Authority’s MLK streetscape improvements begun in 2001.

Consider a 2003 proposal for a streetcar between River Street and Forsyth Park.

View the West Boundary Canal District Civic Vision Plan presented to City Council in October 2013.

See the presentation CAT officials made to City Council during a workshop in December 2013.