City council approves purchase of streetcars

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City leaders voted to move ahead with Oklahoma City’s streetcar project, approving a $24.9 million dollar contract with Brookville Equipment Corporation.

The  contract is for five streetcars and includes an option to buy a sixth.

The City council voted 8-0 to approve the contract.  Ward 4 Councilman Pete White was absent for the vote.

The streetcars are one of the more controversial parts of Oklahoma City’s MAPS 3 project.

In February, city leaders approved  two routes for the streetcars.

The east-west loop runs 2.04 miles connecting Bricktown. The route connects the Chesapeake Energy Arena, Chickasaw Bricktown Ballpark, Cox Convention Center, Devon Tower and the future down park and convention center.

The north-south loop runs 4.86 miles. The route connects most of Bricktown route, but connects Automobile Alley, the Central Business District and Midtown.

Amended Streetcar Route


Rail construction is expected to begin late this year.


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