United Streetcar behind schedule

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Monday, August 27, 2012

Clackamas-based United Streetcar is at least three months behind schedule building Tucson, Arizona's new streetcars.

United Streetcar, a subsidiary of Oregon Iron Works, is attempting to be the first U.S. company in 60 years to build streetcars. Portland and Tucson are its first customers.

However, the company has hit some snags, and has yet to complete its first car. United has struggled with design problems and propulsion system issues for months. With deadlines looming, delivery dates and plans are changing.

Tucson has ordered eight cars. Its prototype car was supposed to arrive in October. That has been pushed back to January because United Streetcar is so far behind on its Portland order.

Read more at the Arizona Daily Star.

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