Photos See the brand new, state-of-the-art Dallas Streetcar

Posted on Mar 23, 2015 by thudsondd
PIX_0061 When the Dallas Streetcar opens for business on April 13, it will be a brand new, first-of-its-kind vehicle carrying passengers from downtown Dallas to north Oak Cliff. The vehicle, which was a designed and built by Brookville Equipment Corp. of Pennsylvania, will be the first streetcar in the United States that utilizes wireless traction power. This means the vehicle will be powered by overhead lines on surface streets, but operate with an on-board stored energy system when it crosses the historic, 101-year-old Houston Street Viaduct. This project is a partnership between DART, the City of Dallas, the Federal Transit Administration and the North Central Texas Council of Governments.
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