OKLAHOMA CITY —
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.
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.
Rail construction is expected to begin late this year.