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Portland StreetcarWhat is a Streetcar?

The streetcar is conceived of as a "Portland" type streetcar system utilizing modern vehicle technology based on the European "Tram" that is designed to operate in mixed traffic on urban streets.  Modern streetcars are smaller and lighter than Light Rail Transit (LRT) vehicles and operate similar to a bus with passengers getting on and off frequent stops along the street rather than at stations, but hold a greater number of passengers than a bus.




Average Length: 20m(66ft.), Width: 2.46m (8ft)   
Average Height: 3.4m (11ft., 3in.) 
30 seats, 87 standees @ 4/m2 
Space for wheelchairs, bikes, etc.

Charlotte Streetcar Project Overview (Spanish Translation)