Tram manufacturer Brookville Equipment Corporation has delivered the first vehicle for Oklahoma’s $131 million (∼€104 million) City Streetcar project.
Brookville has a $24.9 million (∼€19.95 million) contract with the City of Oklahoma to supply five Liberty Streetcars, which are 66ft-long and include 70 per cent low-floor, with an option for more.
Each vehicle has seating for 30 passengers, the capacity to transport up to 100 and has been made out of 70 per cent American content.
On part of the tram route, the vehicles will be powered by overhead wires but also have onboard lithium-ion battery storage systems for other sections.
Oklahoma City Streetcar is scheduled to begin service in 2018. It will have two loops, a 4.9m north-south route and a 2 mile east-west route.
The Oklahoma City Streetcar is funded by Oklahoma City’s voter-approved MAPS 3 initiative, which is a $777-million capital improvements program, using a one-cent, limited-term sales tax.