February 20, 2012
Watch Out for Streetcars!
Track testing for the Streetcar Loop will take place Tuesday through Thursday next week (Feb 21-23). Look for the first vehicles to appear on the east side (and on the Broadway Bridge)!
February 20, 2012 10:15 AM
Jeff F Says:
There is a reader board on MLK warning of the upcoming tests. Make me look up...my goodness, that really is an overhead wire. I hadn't even noticed the poles being in place.
February 22, 2012 11:19 AM
I saw one this morning. It surprised me and excited me
February 24, 2012 11:14 PM
Dave H Says:
I've done a little searching about this, but couldn't find an answer. If we can run the streetcars on it, why do we have to wait until September for it to open?
February 24, 2012 11:45 PM
Chris Smith Says:
1) We don't have vehicles to run yet.
2) We don't have money to pay operators earlier than September.
February 26, 2012 5:05 PM
Jason McHuff Says:
3) It takes more time to get a line ready for full-blown operations than just occasional (slow?) testing.
February 26, 2012 11:26 PM
So when do the new cars start arriving? :) I want pictures? Will there be new colors and such?
February 27, 2012 10:57 PM
Dave H Says:
Chris, thanks for the answer. Those answers were my first guess, but I couldn't find a definite answer.