Brookville Equipment Corp. delivered its fifth and sixth off-wire-capable Liberty Streetcars to Detroit in March, wrapping up vehicle deliveries to the new QLINE streetcar line “ahead of contractual delivery dates and prior to the QLINE’s recently announced May 12 start of revenue service,” the company announced April 12.
Transdev North America announced on June 30 that it has been awarded a $15.5 million contract by M1-Rail to operate and maintain Detroit’s first modern tram line.
Under a contract valued at $32 million, Brookville Equipment Corp. will supply six of its Liberty Modern Streetcars for Detroit’s new Woodward Avenue line, which is being built by M-1 RAIL, a public-private venture claimed to be “the first major transit project led and funded through collaboration between private businesses and philanthropic organizations working in partnership.”
M-1 streetcar representatives on Wednesday, Feb. 25, 2015 said the public-private organization has issued a Request for Proposals (RFP) seeking an operator for Detroit’s 3.3-mile initial streetcar line.
M-1 RAIL, the non-profit organization leading the design, construction, and future operation of a 3.3-mile modern streetcar along Woodward Avenue between Larned Street and West Grand Boulevard in Detroit, has reached an agreement for the design and construction of its Technical Center, to be located near the northern terminus of the line at Woodward and West Grand Blvd., in the city’s New Center neighborhood. The agreement is with a design/build team that includes Turner Construction Co., 3.L.K Construction, ABE Associates, Inc., and RNL.