A more detailed description of the technology proposed for the city’s rapid transit network will be revealed Friday.
After evaluating the various types of rail options available for a transit system, the city chose to move forward with light rail technology, but there are still many variations on that type of system.
According to the chair of the city’s transit committee, Bay Ward Coun. Alex Cullen, the city still has to decide on the “look and feel” of the trains.
There are several options for the different sizes of train cars. The system could be centrally automated or have a driver for each train. The trains could be powered by overhead wires or the power could come from in-ground.
Also, the height of the cars could affect how the platforms and stations are designed in the tunnel and along the route.