Revitalizing And Modernizing Communities.
Streetcars are experiencing a rebirth around the world, especially in North America. It’s a mode of transit that is being rediscovered due to the positive impact on accessibility to urban activity centers. Streetcars connect people and places, making it possible to more quickly travel city streets and neighborhoods. Streetcar lines provide a steady stream of consumers to economic development hubs.
Where streetcars have been introduced property values have risen dramatically and the flow of pedestrian and business activity has increased. Streetcars enable people within each community to access places that they want to visit at their leisure.
Urban streetcars require a solid knowledge of how they integrate with street traffic since they run “in stream.” RATP Dev carefully manages each streetcar operation and ensures Operators maintain expansive knowledge of the systems and are trained to follow all traffic laws to safely transport riders.
From the curb-side pickup stations with “next arrival” information, to the electric propulsion systems that power the vehicles and the tracks embedded in the street, RATP Dev can introduce our streetcar expertise to your intermodal transportation landscape.
RATP Dev began operations on the Sun Link Streetcar in July 2014 that includes a 4.4 mile network with 6 streetcars making 18 stops from Downtown to the 4th Avenue Retail area. Serving more than 5,500 customers per day, including students from the University of Arizona campus, Sun Link’s ridership far exceeds initial expectations.
RATP Dev began operations in February 2016 on the DC Streetcar, with an estimated daily ridership of 2,285, along the 2.4 mile network, which includes 8 stops and 6 streetcars. Thousands of customers travel daily with our Streetcars from Union Station to the Benning Station stop, an emerging entertainment and commercial district.