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RATP Dev, City launch Ariz. streetcar system

Posted on July 29, 2014

RATP Dev through its RDMT subsidiary has inaugurated the Sun Link Tucson Streetcar as the first tramway line in Tucson, Ariz., over the weekend. The inauguration marks the first RATP Dev tramway service to begin operation in the U.S.

Sun Link, Tucson’s first tramway line, is 3.9 miles long with 18 stops. The line connects the University of Arizona campus to the Mercado District, Arizona Health Sciences Center, 4th Avenue, downtown Tucson and the Convention Center. The tramway offers connecting services with the Tucson bus station and Tucson’s extensive bus network. Sun Link will ultimately become a structural focus for Arizona’s second largest city.

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RATP Dev is tasked with operating and maintaining the line with a three-year contract from the City of Tucson Department of Transportation with options for up to eight years. RDMT also ensured the entire preparatory phase prior to operations ranging from technical trials to hiring and training staff. Nearly 40 people work in operations and maintenance for this line.

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