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Here's a live view from a stretch of 4th Avenue in Tuscon Arizona that includes running bi-directional tracks for the Sunlink Streetcar System. Effectively this is a "streetcar" cam of which I think Tampa should one day deploy to really shake out an appetite for streetcar riding.

Back when I lived in Tampa, I had conversations with the then Tecoline Streetcar superindendant about setting up a webcam somewhere along the line but the idea never gained real traction.

Capture of Sunlink Streetcar as it moves up 4th Avenue in Tuscon

Watch high definition streetcars slip to and fro all day long!

Those who may be spirited to do it today however, take note that this one was set up (or is at least managed by) a company called TerraFox Networks. They are apparently the same people behind the oddly comforting Jackson Wyoming webcam, so streaming idle urban scenes is apparently their thing.

I can only imagine they'd love to hear from a Tampa official associated with the streetcar in order to get the ball rolling.

The Sunlink is 3.9 miles long according to its website's FAQ, a bit longer than Tampa's which checks in at 2.7. The system is also hosting modern streetcars compared to Tampa's nostalgic cars, though, the latter is on a contemplative trajectory to convert over either fully or partially at some point.

Just watching the Sunlink cars sailing by in this live cam stream should excite any transit enthusiast for that very prospect, though, in saying such things, I am always wary about diminishing the work and value of the nostalgia cars which in my opinion should run concurrent to modern cars.

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