Thursday, January 20, 2011

Charlotte's Street Car Future?

The Charlotte Business Journal reported today that Kinkisharyo International has brought a Streetcar to downtown Charlotte for exhibition just north of the Seventh Street Station by the Ninth Street current terminus of the rail line.    To be sure, this is but one potential winner for what will be the first in-street rail line for probably 40 years.

One of the most intriguing aspects of this particular design is that it runs off a rechargeable battery, allowing it to run without overhead lines.  The aesthetics of this Streetcar running down Trade Street without the overhead wires has significant advantages

It is no secret that I am a big proponent of mass transit.  I hope you can all take the time to see this Streetcar.

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