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United Streetcar 'in hibernation,' top exec leaving

Posted on December 5, 2014

United Streetcar
United Streetcar
PORTLAND, Ore. —  Oregon-based streetcar manufacturer United Streetcar "is in hibernation," according to company president Kevin Clarke who cited sluggish demand, KOIN 6 News reported.

While executives hoped to sell 10 to 15 of the streetcars per year and create hundreds of jobs, instead, it’s delivered just 18 cars in the last six years to three customers — Portland, Washington DC and Tucson, according to the report.

Company executives told KOIN 6 News they will make more streetcars — but right now they don’t even have any potential orders on the table. United Streetcar President Kevin Clarke is leaving the company at the end of this week.

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