This is awesome news! But it wonder if he meant 90'? Most 6-axle tram/streetcars are around 90' not 80'. I really hope they don't try to reinvent the wheel but go with a proven series like the Bombardier Flexity or another proven articulated design with years of worldwide service.
And while theyre ordering brand new vehicles, I think it's time to get rid of the all white livery. It always looks dirty, and frankly it looks like a transit agency that either just doesn't care or is too cheap to put any imagination into the presentation of their vehicles. I'd love to either see a new paint scheme for the new fleet inspired by older PCCS liveries, but not green! The "gulf oil" or "phase 1" schemes look nice and would look awesome on a sleek new LRV. Or a real departure would be pain them in silver like the old silver PCCs. All blue or all red would also look cool. I do think that the bicentennial scheme should not be completely abandoned for obvious reasons, hello..., Philadelphia...? This is why I don't ever want to see any form of green/cream return, I don't even particularly like them on the 15. I know it's historic but it just doesn't do it for me. Anyways, thoughts?
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Last edited by Busy Bee; Mar 19, 2015 at 3:06 PM.