From My Cincinnati Life, Ben Wissel has this post describing his trip to Portland and their streetcar:
Even in the rainy season the streetcars seemed to be a very popular way to travel. People of all ages rode, including parents with babies, small children, teenagers, college students, and older people. It was particularly easy for someone in a wheelchair to board the streetcar. A disabled rider only needed to push a button, and a small ramp extended to the sidewalk. The whole boarding process happened very quickly and allowed those with disabilities to easily ride mass transit making them more independent.