DART News Release
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August 1, 2016
With Dallas Deliveries Complete, Brookville Shifting Focus to Finalizing M-1 RAIL's Detroit Fleet for QLine
Brookville Ships Fourth Off-Wire Capable Liberty Streetcar to Dallas, Completing Option Cars Order Ahead of Schedule
Next in line for Brookville are six off-wire capable Liberty Streetcars for Detroit-based M-1 RAIL's QLine. All six vehicles are currently in various stages of production at Brookville's Pennsylvania facility, with deliveries to Detroit currently scheduled to start in the Fall of 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.'
Brookville is also currently under contract with the City of Oklahoma City, and the City of Milwaukee for the production of 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.
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