THE ECONOMIC IMPACT OF STREETCAR IN SAN ANTONIO
In 2009, VIA Metropolitan transit initiated an Inner-City Rail Streetcar Downtown Circulator Study to determine the feasibility of streetcar in San Antonio, recommend a comprehensive streetcar system vision, followed by an implementation plan for a starter project. In 2010, VIA followed the Feasibility Study with a more in-depth Economic Impact Analysis to analyze potential of proposed streetcar routes to stimulate infill development and capture increases in property value. This economic impact analysis has been prepared in advance of a more formalized Alternatives Analysis that will serve as the next step in VIA’s high-capacity transit planning and decision-making process.

While this study analyzes the potential economic impact of varied proposed north-south and east-west route possibilities, no recommendation has been made or adopted with respect to determination of routes or related projects. The observations and conclusions drawn from this exercise are intended to be a springboard for further project planning, corridor refinement, and selection of route and service, in conjunction with the Alternatives Analysis slated to get underway in 2011.

The following document is available for download:

The Economic Impact of Streetcar in San Antonio – April 2011
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