BROOKVILLE, Pa. – Brookville Equipment Corporation (BROOKVILLE) shipped its third of four American-manufactured Liberty Streetcars on order to the City of Dallas and Dallas Area Rapid Transit (DART) this week, marking the completion of the first of two vehicles ordered by DART in a contract option exercised in July of 2015. BROOKVILLE is delivering the first vehicle within 12 months of the exercised option’s Notice to Proceed and six months prior to contractual delivery.
The two option vehicles are identical to the first two Liberty Streetcars delivered to DART by BROOKVILLE in the spring of 2015. The Liberty Streetcars include an onboard energy storage system (OESS) for off-wire operation, an automatic leveling system for station-level boarding, and more than 70% low-floor area. The four-vehicle fleet will support the Dallas Streetcar line’s expansion into the Bishop Arts District, with service starting at two new stops in August 2016.
The Liberty Streetcar gained recognition in Dallas and around the world last year upon becoming the first off-wire capable streetcar to operate in the United States. In October 2015, the Liberty Streetcar with OESS was awarded the Light Rail Transit Association’s Global Light Rail Award for ‘Technical Innovation of the Year.’
The fourth Dallas-bound Liberty Streetcar is currently in the final stages of assembly at BROOKVILLE’s Pennsylvania manufacturing facility and slated to deliver later this summer.
BROOKVILLE is also currently under contract with Detroit-based M-1 RAIL, the City of Oklahoma City, and the City of Milwaukee for the production of six, six, and five Liberty Streetcar vehicles, respectively.
ABOUT BROOKVILLE EQUIPMENT CORPORATION – STREETCAR DIVISION
Headquartered in Brookville, Pa., in the scenic foothills of the Allegheny forests, Brookville Equipment Corporation is a world class American manufacturer of innovative powered transportation solutions for the mining/tunneling, rail freight and passenger transportation industries. BROOKVILLE contributed to the first American manufactured streetcars since the 1950s in 2001 and has modernized, manufactured and remanufactured PCC and heritage streetcars and trolleys for the New Orleans Regional Transit Authority (NORTA), the San Francisco Municipal Transportation Authority (SFMTA) and the Southeastern Pennsylvania Transportation Authority (SEPTA). Building upon the company’s 95 years of rail-mounted vehicle manufacturing experience and over a decade of streetcar manufacturing, BROOKVILLE introduced the innovative Liberty Streetcar design in 2012, with the pilot order delivered to Dallas, Texas in 2015. Later in 2015, the Liberty Streetcar onboard energy storage system (OESS) was honored with the LRTA’s Global Light Rail Award for ‘Technical Innovation of the Year.’ Additional Liberty Streetcars have been ordered by M1-RAIL in Detroit, the City of Oklahoma City, and the City of Milwaukee.