Did you know that Streetcars are different than Light Rail trains and even buses in many, very positive respects? For instance:
Streetcar chassis and their doors are designed to be low to the ground, almost at curb level, which has a number of beneficial results:
- the cars are easier to step or roll in and out of
- A low entry point makes for easier access for those with disabilities
- There are typically 3 access doors on a streetcar so people can get on and off quickly rather than standing in line as for a typical RT bus
- The low profile of the streetcar allows pedestrians to see through the car to the other side from the street, thus making the streetcar less imposing than a Light Rail vehicle.
Just some good reasons to consider Streetcars in Sacramento's Downtown and Midtown future!