According to the project page, Tempe’s streetcar line will have a capital cost of 160 million dollars.
- For all of 2.6 miles of track.
- Along a wide ROW with minimal impacts.
- Running in mixed traffic.
- With bus-stop style stations.
How the fuck does a simple streetcar project wind up costing $60 million/mile!? For that kind of money, they are getting into the price range of a full-blown metro.