- Associated Press - Sunday, June 5, 2016

Selected features about five streetcar systems studied by the Mineta Transportation Institute at San Jose State University in California:

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LITTLE ROCK, ARKANSAS, River Rail (now called Rock Region Metro)

Operating expenses: $9.61 per passenger trip

Average speed: 4.4 mph

Ridership trend (2005-12): Down 32 percent to 104,868

MEMPHIS, TENNESSEE, The Trolley

Operating expenses: $2.61 per passenger trip

Average speed: 7.69 mph

Ridership trend (2005-2012): Up 46 percent to 1,491,841; service suspended pending rebuilding cars after a series of fires

PORTLAND, OREGON, Portland Streetcar

Operating expenses: $3.24 per passenger trip

Average speed: 5.7 mph

Ridership trend (2005-2012): Up 46 percent to 3,664,538

SEATTLE, South Lake Union Streetcar

Operating expenses: $3.72 per passenger trip

Average speed: 5.33 mph

Ridership trend (2008-2012): Up 82 percent to 750,866

TAMPA, FLORIDA, TECO Line Streetcar

Operating expenses: $5.89 per passenger trip

Average speed: 5.38 mph

Ridership trend (2005-2012): Down 29 percent to 301,516

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