Putting in Streetcar tracks wrecks traffic and pretty much brings a city to a standstill. Building the actual Streetcars isn't quite as much of a clusterf***.

The El Paso Streetcar project, as we are all painfully aware, has been an expensive and troublesome endeavor. The long construction ordeal and driver's nightmare, overseen by the Camino Real Regional Mobility Authority Authority, is almost over though!

In theory, the first of the bad boys you see being built in that video should be here, undergoing testing, by the end of January. After that, expect an additional Streetcar on the road ... errr, tracks ... each month until the total number of cars needed is reached. The staggered delivery method is designed to allow the city to stop purchasing cars as soon as it's determined that we have enough.  (I predict we wind up short.)

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