A sinister infrastructure project
17,000 miles of tracks destroyed
The US used to have 17,000 active miles of streetcar service.
Non-polluting, self-funding, and an affordable transportation for millions.
Apologists for the auto and oil industry say the streetcar model was outdated.
Only one city in North America saved their tracks and still has a system – Toronto, one of the most livable cities in the world.
A lawsuit in 1949 against General Motors, Firestone Tire, Standard Oil of California, Phillips Petroleum, Mack Trucks, and others revealed the truth.