April at CERA
Modern Light Rail and Streetcar Systems
Presented by Peter Ehrlich
Friday, April 28, 2017, at 7 p.m. CDT
Loop River Room
(Note: New room is next to the old one)
525 S. State Street, Chicago, IL
(Located between Congress Parkway and Harrison Street)
The Loop River Room is located on the second floor. After entering the lobby, go through the glass doors on your left for stair and elevator access to the area. Doors open at 6 p.m.
The renaissance of electric rail transit in North America has truly been amazing. New systems seem to be starting up faster than when the old ones were being abandoned back in the “dark ages.” Not only are light rail systems now operating where interurban lines once ran, but cities are building new streetcar lines as a means of spurring urban development and making city transit more attractive to the public.
In tonight’s program, author and historian Peter Ehrlich will provide an overview of these new systems in terms of what is currently in operation and those projects in the planning stage. Also covered will be examples of new equipment and the technology that comprise today’s modern light rail systems. Join us for an interesting and entertaining evening.