Central US Transit Systems

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The Central US is huge with many modern light rail systems to choose from

 

The Rail Runner Commuter train runs between the State Capitol, Santa Fe, and the state’s largest city, Albuquerque.

 Austin, Texas

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The Capital City of Texas has a commuter rail system consisting of DMUs

Chicago, Illinois

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The Windy City is home to the famous Loop ‘L’, the oldest interurban line still running, The South Shore, and the Metra Electric and Metra Commuter lines, which round out the transit options.

Cincinnati, Ohio

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Queen City operates a modern streetcar line downtown.

Cleveland, OHIO

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The “Rock’n’Roll Capital of the World” has one heavy rail line linking the airport to the city, as well as the old Shaker Heights streetcar lines, now light rail

 DALLAS, Texas

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The Big “D” is home to the largest Light Rail system (DART) in terms of mileage. It also has a modern and heritage streetcar lines (M-Line). To round it out, a commuter rail line (TRE) and a second commuter line are in the northern suburbs.

Dayton, OHIO

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The home of the Wright Bros and Aviation hosts a heritage streetcar using an original Fort Collins Birney car on a portion of the original streetcar line right-of-way

 DENVER, Colorado

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Mile High City has a large light rail system and a commuter rail system that connects the airport to downtown.

 Detroit, Michigan

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The Motor City has a modern streetcar Line (Q-Line) and an elevated automated people mover downtown. However, the people mover at Detroit Metro Airport is featured here.

  El Reno, OK

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This tiny town has a heritage streetcar running to a tourism draw

 Fort Collins, CO

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This small city hosts a heritage streetcar using an original Fort Collins Birney car on a portion of the original streetcar line right-of-way

 Fort Worth, TX

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The Cow Town used to have a private subway, the Tandy Subway, or M&O Subway. It also has a commuter rail. The TRE included in the Dallas section and the new Tex-Rail to DFW airport are not currently featured here.

Galveston, Texas

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 Houston, TX

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The city, built on oil, has a very busy light rail system.

 Kansas City, MO

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KC has a new streetcar system with an extension under construction.

 Kenosha, Wisconsin

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This small city on the lake has a small circulator streetcar line that uses PCC cars.

Las Vegas, NV

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Sin City is not just for gamblers. It has a monorail along the back of the strip, and a few casinos also have their own transit systems.

The Twin Cities maintains a 2-line light rail network and a commuter train (not featured). MSP airport had internal people movers, which are shared here.

Milwaukee, Wisconsin

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There are no photos yet of the modern streetcar system

The capital city of Oklahoma now has a modern streetcar system. 

PHOENIX, AZ

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The city in the Sun opened its light rail system in 2008, and nearby Tempe opened a streetcar in 2022.

St. Louis, MO

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The home to the Gateway Arch also maintains a light rail system with a downtown subway.

The city in the Sun opened its light rail system in 2008, with more expansions planned

Tempe, AZ

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This city is the home to Arizona State University and a brand new streetcar line that opened in 2022.

Tuscon,  AZ

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The city maintains a modern streetcar line linking the university with downtown.