Rail

Tucson, U. of Arizona partner on streetcar safety

Posted on October 21, 2013

TUCSON, Ariz. — The Daily Wildcat reported that the city is working with the University of Arizona, Tucson to educate the community about safety precautions while sharing the road with the new Sun Link Tucson Streetcar.

The streetcar’s public relations team has been visiting different campus groups and the Visitors Center to discuss streetcar safety and show a public-service announcement. The team also created an online safety campaign, “Streetcar Street-Smart,” which provides videos and tips on how to safely maneuver along the corridor. Meanwhile, the university is working with the city to continue weekly classes to teach bicyclists how to bike safely along the tracks.

The streetcar was recently tested on campus for the first time and will be tested more often in the upcoming months as more streetcar vehicles arrive. For the full story, click here.

View comments or post a comment on this story. (0 Comments)

More News

Alstom opens new Brazilian Citadis production line

The new production facility will serve the Brazilian market and, in a near future, the Latin America region where a number of new tramway projects are emerging. When fully operational, the facility will employ around 150 people.

FRA ramps up campaign to address nationwide grade crossing safety

The first phase of the effort calls upon local law enforcement agencies to show a greater presence at grade crossings, issue citations to drivers that violate rules of the road at crossings and consider rapid implementation of best practices for grade crossing safety.

S.C. city seeking elevated transit line bids

The first phase of the plan would construct a four-mile section elevated guideway above a section of abandoned railroad tracks. The first section of the elevated railway could connect Clemson University's International Center for Automotive Research campus with downtown Greenville.

MBTA considers options to compensate riders for snow woes

One option included offering one week of free fares throughout the system ($6 million in lost revenue).

Calif.'s Metrolink puts PTC into revenue service demo mode

With this latest accomplishment, Metrolink remains on track to become the nation’s first passenger rail system to have a fully implemented, interoperable PTC system in place.

See More News

Post a Comment

Post Comment

Comments (0)

Please sign in or register to .    Close