Another Street Car Has Arrived In El Paso And Testing Continues
A third Streetcar has arrived and it ... along with the rails, powerlines and other equipment ... will soon be tested so, heads up!
The cars are on the tracks but, you can't ride them yet so don't think the operators are jerks or profiling or anything! Here are some other tips from the El Paso Herald Post:
- Other than traveling on a fixed route, the streetcars will operate much like other vehicles. They will have a maximum speed of approximately 25 miles per hour, obeying all traffic laws and — in most cases — they will travel with other vehicles in a travel lane.
- The Streetcar is powered by lines running above the street which carry 650 DC volts of electricity. Always consider every line to be fully energized. Never touch the wires or anything touching the wires.
- Don’t ride your bike along the rails your tire can get stuck between the rail and the pavement. When you cross the rails, do so at a 90-degree angle.
- Pedestrians should also use extra caution when crossing the rails or walking near the streetcar line.