Portland Streetcar Prototype

This project enables the Tri-County Metropolitan Transportation District of Oregon (TriMet) to purchase and deploy a domestically manufactured streetcar. TriMet entered into an intergovernmental agreement with the City of Portland to acquire, test, and operate a prototype streetcar manufactured in the United States and compatible with the existing Portland vehicles. This project effort includes selection of the railcar manufacturer, manufacture of the railcar, as well as testing, acceptance and reliability evaluation for a period of two years on the Portland Streetcar System. Under contract to TriMet, United Streetcar, the railcar manufacturer, will develop, test, and deliver the prototype streetcar to Portland. Overall, the project enables a U.S. owned manufacturer to gain experience in manufacturing modern streetcars and to competitively sell domestically manufactured vehicles to other cities planning modern streetcar systems.

  • Supplemental Notes:
    • Program Information: National Research Program, National Research


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  • Status: Completed
  • Funding: $990000.00
  • Contract Numbers:


  • Sponsor Organizations:

    Federal Transit Administration

    1200 New Jersey Avenue, SE
    Washington, DC  United States  20590
  • Project Managers:

    Williams, Terrell

  • Performing Organizations:

    Tri-County Metropolitan Transit District of Oregon

    4012 SE 17th Avenue
    Portland, OR  United States  97202
  • Principal Investigators:

    Diede, Vicki

  • Start Date: 20060701
  • Expected Completion Date: 0
  • Actual Completion Date: 20090701
  • Source Data: RiP Project 12892

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 01489236
  • Record Type: Research project
  • Source Agency: Department of Transportation
  • Contract Numbers: OR-26-7001
  • Files: RIP
  • Created Date: Aug 5 2013 12:56AM