Author: SaveOurStreetcar

At last! Our non-profit, Friends of the Benson Trolleys, will start our initial fund raiser Thursday, Feb. 1.

Our goal is to raise about $50K to pay for an analysis of the work necessary to permit the vintage cars to …

Hi everyone,

Shortly after sending my last status report, we found that St. Louis had retained a well-connected local lobbyist to help secure all of the Benson Trolleys for its Delmar Loop streetcar line.  The County was being persuaded to …

Some of the historic 1920s cars will stay in Seattle. A private venture, Friends of the Benson Trolleys, is now launching a two-year fundraising effort to retrofit the streetcars. The hope is they can operate on the future Center City

National Geographic calls the Waterfront Streetcar one of the world’s Top 10 Trolley Rides. We need to bring it back!

Bertha is stuck. The Legislature is ready to force Seattle to pay for any cost overruns on the tunnel, …

Tom Gibbs writes:

Hope everyone is having a happy Saturday.  Wish I could say the same for mine.

Just got word that opposition is growing  toward the Center City Connector (CCC).  As you know, this line on 1st Avenue provides

Tom Gibbs writes:

Hello everyone, hope you’re having a great 4th of July weekend.

We need to write members of the City Council and urge them to proceed with the planning for the Center City Connector (CCC) – the streetcar …

From Tom Gibbs:

We have an excellent opportunity  to put the historic Benson streetcars back in service and preserve the legacy George created for us.  Of course there are challenges.

A quick summary………

As I first mentioned last October and

Tom Gibbs writes:

Hi Friends of the Benson Streetcars,

On April 29, at Town Hall the City Club and Seattle Channel sponsored a town meeting to discuss the plans for the proposed waterfront park. The meeting is being shown on

The waterfront plan still ignores the streetcar. They are proposing a rubber-tired shuttle bus, just like Metro’s failed Route 99 which replaced the George Benson line.

When I pressed staff at the presentation last Wednesday, they made some lame comment