Here’s a nice video (link below) from MSNBC.com about the only modern streetcar manufacturer based in the United States. The company is trying to fill a niche as more urban areas are developing streetcar systems. Oklahoma City will be building a streetcar plan as part of the MAPS 3 initiaitive, approved by voters in December 2009.
Here’s MSNBC’s summary: Oregon Iron Works is gambling on being the first American-owned company to manufacture streetcars in more than 50 years. Its zero-emissions people mover is appealing to cities trying to revive their urban cores.