First streetcar arrives in downtown Oklahoma City

Tuesday, February 13, 2018

by Lacey Lett

OKLAHOMA CITY - The first of seven streetcars just arrived on Tuesday morning in Oklahoma City.

The shades of pink across the streetcar symbolize the red bud tree and is a sweet way to greet residents the day before Valentine's Day.

The MAPS 3 streetcar made the long journey from Pennsylvania with people capturing its travels along the way.

"Kind of a renaissance of travel that we used to have. I think it's a big day for mass transit in Oklahoma City and probably a change to a lot of people who live here,” said David Todd, MAPS program manager.

By the end of this year, the city hopes residents will take advantage of the $131 million project and fill the streetcars as a new way to travel across downtown Oklahoma City.

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