First Sun Link Streetcar on its Way to Tucson
(August 26, 2013) The City of Tucson has authorized the shipment of the first streetcar from manufacturer OIW/United Streetcar. Streetcar 101, Tucson’s first Made in America Sun Link streetcar, is being transported to Tucson on a special flatbed trailer over five days. Once the streetcar arrives, it will be unloaded at the Maintenance & Storage Facility, where a team will reassemble it and prepare it for approximately four to six weeks of testing.
A First-Streetcar Arrival Community Celebration is being planned for early September, with a date and specifics coming soon. Look for the Streetcar Street-Smart public education campaign to prepare bicyclists, motorists, pedestrians and others for streetcar testing on our newly-installed tracks. Street-Smart safety information is being put in place now: posters, brochures, how-to videos, PSA’s, social media and website content.