Brookville Equipment to supply 2 additional Dallas Streetcars

Posted on July 21, 2015

Dallas Streetcar built by Brookville Equipment Corp.
Dallas Streetcar built by Brookville Equipment Corp.

The City of Dallas and Dallas Area Rapid Transit (DART) exercised an option for the delivery of two additional off-wire capable Liberty Modern Streetcars — extending a partnership with Brookville Equipment Corp. that began with a March 2013 contract for two identical vehicles, delivered in the first half of 2015.

With the two delivered Liberty Modern Streetcars currently providing service along a 1.6-mile starter line between Dallas’ downtown Union Station and the Oak Cliff neighborhood, the additional two streetcars — both options exercised on the original contract — will upgrade the Dallas fleet to a total of four vehicles and add capacity for the forthcoming expansion to Oak Cliff’s Bishop Arts District, which is currently under construction.  

“The Brookville team is eager to continue to work in conjunction with the City of Dallas and DART with the delivery of two additional Liberty Modern Streetcars,” said Brookville President Marion Van Fosson. “This partnership is a shining example of how American manufacturers can collaborate with American cities and public entities to provide sustainable jobs across the country while spurring domestic innovation.”

The two Dallas streetcars, which will be identical in size and feature the same service proven systems as the initial vehicles, are scheduled to start delivering Summer 2016.

“The customer and community response to the streetcar has been great,” said DART President/Executive Director Gary Thomas. “We are looking forward to extending it and working with Brookville to help our communities grow with great transit choices.”

In June 2015, the company also secured an order for six Liberty Modern Streetcars for the forthcoming M-1 RAIL streetcar line along Woodward Avenue in Detroit. That order will begin delivering in the fourth quarter of 2016 with the otherwise identical vehicles featuring an eight-foot, eight-inch-wide carbody, compared to an eight-foot-wide carbody for the Dallas Liberty Modern Streetcars.

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

More News

Bombardier contracted to extend Phoenix airport people mover

The contract is valued at approximately $305 million and includes options for three additional vehicles as well as for various vehicle retrofits and upgrades.  

Siemens, partners deliver automated peoplemover for Frankfurt Airport

The company will deliver 12 fully automated two-car trains equipped with GoA4 Communication Based Train Control Trainguard MT CBTC, the track work equipment, the station platform doors, communication system, depot equipment, and the power supply system.

FRA taking proactive approach to help railroads meet PTC requirement

At the direction of Secretary Elaine L. Chao, the FRA is taking a proactive approach to ensure railroads acquire, install, test, and fully implement certified PTC systems in time to meet the congressional interim deadline of Dec. 31, 2018.

Despite federal uncertainty, N.C. light rail project optimistic about funding

Half of the Durham-Orange light rail’s cost — totaling over a billion dollars — is expected to come from the federal government.

Las Vegas Monorail unveils Google Pay mobile ticketing

The Monorail now offers riders the ability to quickly and easily purchase fares online and use their phone at the fare gates for immediate transit access to everything along the Las Vegas Strip.

See More News

Post a Comment

Post Comment

Comments (0)

More From The World's Largest Fleet Publisher

Automotive Fleet

The Car and truck fleet and leasing management magazine

Business Fleet

managing 10-50 company vehicles

Fleet Financials

Executive vehicle management

Government Fleet

managing public sector vehicles & equipment



Work Truck Magazine

The number 1 resource for vocational truck fleets

Schoolbus Fleet

Serving school transportation professionals in the U.S. and Canada

LCT Magazine

Global Resource For Limousine and Bus Transportation

Please sign in or register to .    Close