There is no streetcar. There is research regarding creating a streetcar route. The currently proposed route services The RAPID Central Station to the 6th Street bridge mostly on the Monroe St corridor. The group behind the streetcar project makes an announcement roughly once or twice a year, creating a bit of a media buzz, and then submarines again. The financing for the project is anticipated to be mostly private, or a joint public-private partnership - assuming anything ever gets built.
The streetcar project relates to the future of the DASH circulators as downtown needs a high-frequency circulator of some type. If that solution, after the DASH has faded out, includes a streetcar remains to be seen.
- 2007-11: Clang Clang Clang Went Grand Rapids, RapidGrowth
- 2008-07: Original 2008 Feasibility Study (PDF), The RAPID
- 2016-12: Where bikes, streetcars fit into the future of Grand Rapids streets, MLive