Trying to get a fix on where the Tecoline Streetcar System expansion/modernization is these days I watched the last Tecoline Streetcar Board Meeting held last November 15 which included a presentation by the study group. Here's a YouTube embed starting with that presentation that will bring the curious up to speed in one shot.
Steven Schucraft of HDR provides latest update on Streetcar Expansion/Modernization Study (11/15/17).
I was surprised to learn that the "lean" here, or, at least the study focus, is to completely replace the existing heritage cars. As I've said as recently as my last post, I think that would be a shame -- and perplexing as a layman.
It's hard to imagine what infrastructure constraints there might be on keeping the status quo going concurrent to modernization (which I know and push as critical to the acceptance and sheer asthetics of the system as a serious commuting tool), but as I have not been paying too much attention over the last year, the reasons might be well presented in any of the online material related to this project somewhere, just waiting for my review. At the moment, to my eyes, the same track and catenary systems seem interchangeable.
It seems pretty clear that two alignments have been established as the likely routes, and both look like they create an ultimate closed loop for the entire system which is nice.
Both likely expansion routes which are overlayed above, make the system a nice loop overall.
Having been re-oriented through this presentation now it should be easier for me to keep up with the evolution moving forward into 2018.
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