The Liberty Streetcars measure approximately 70 feet long and 8 feet, 8 inches wide and can transport a total of approximately 120 passengers with seating for 32 passengers. The streetcars have an on-board battery energy storage, which will recharge while connected to an overhead line, allowing the vehicles to travel segments without overhead power wires for portions of the route.
The new streetcars also feature station-level boarding with an automatic leveling system, priority seating for people with disabilities and mobility devices, and a more than 70 percent low floor area.
“Brookville is excited to work with Valley Metro by providing an American-manufactured streetcar vehicle for a new transit service that will link the current Valley Metro Rail system to ASU, downtown Tempe, Rio Salado Parkway and emerging activity centers,” said Joel McNeil, Brookville vice president of business development.
The new streetcars are scheduled for delivery by 2020 and will be designed and manufactured at Brookville’s Western Pennsylvania facility. The vehicles will exceed Buy America requirements of more than 70 percent American content.