The Los Angeles Streetcar had a busy 2016, with our environmental review, preliminary engineering, and Measure M vote all getting wrapped up and the team preparing next steps in 2017. Below is an outline of our schedule to deliver streetcar service to downtown Los Angeles by 2020.


August 2016: Public-private partnership (P3) financial analysis completed for City by Ernst & Young

November 2016: Final environmental impact report certified by City Council

November 2016: LA Streetcar secures $200 million in funding from Measure M, approved with 71% of the vote

Winter 2016 / 2017: Preliminary engineering (30% design) completed, finalizing updated cost estimate

Mid-2017: Finalize streetcar financial plan; begin procurement process for streetcar vehicles

Mid-2018: Begin streetcar construction

Mid-2020: Complete streetcar construction; begin vehicle and systems testing


December 2020: Complete testing and begin service for the downtown Los Angeles Streetcar!