Tucson streetcar starts construction

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Tucson streetcar starts construction

Postby lpetrich » Fri Apr 27, 2012 7:15 pm

City breaks ground on Modern Streetcar
Construction of Tucson's Modern Streetcar is formally underway following a ground-breaking ceremony at the University of Arizona's BIO5 research center Thursday morning. ...

The streetcar, named Sun Link, is part of the $2.1 billion Regional Transit Authority plan, a measure passed in 2006 to expand transportation infrastructure in the Tucson metropolitan area.

Here's a map of its planned route -- between Helen St. / Warren Ave. and Congress St. / Avenida del Convento -- nearly 4 mi.

From its home page: Tucson Modern Streetcar

The simulation video there depicts 3-segment modern streetcars much like what Portland, OR has.
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Re: Tucson streetcar starts construction

Postby lpetrich » Thu Jul 03, 2014 10:36 pm

Opening date: July 25.

Its rolling stock will indeed be 3-segment articulated modern streetcars.
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Re: Tucson streetcar starts construction

Postby lpetrich » Sat Jul 26, 2014 10:32 pm

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