Tempe Streetcar

Tempe Streetcar

CTE has been commissioned by the City of Tempe to investigate battery-electric and hydrogen fuel cell technologies that can allow a streetcar to operate “off-wire” (without the traditional over- head catenary system) on a three-mile route planned through downtown Tempe, AZ. The study includes vehicle performance modeling and simulation, operations and capital cost estimates, and RFP development and response evaluation.

Project Manager

Blake Whitson

Funding Source


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Technology Focus

Battery Electric