The Liberty streetcar that runs between Union Station and the Oak Cliff neighborhood in Dallas, Texas is the first American designed and manufactured off-wire capable streetcar manufactured for a US transit agency.
A century ago, electric streetcar and trolley lines were common within cities throughout the US. After World War II, affordable automobiles and fuel prompted many cities to pave over streetcar tracks and dismantle trolley lines. A streetcar revival began in the early 2000s when cities including New Orleans, San Francisco, and Philadelphia started restoring their PCC streetcars and infrastructure. Pennsylvania’s Brookville Equipment Corporation was the first US manufacturer to participate in the revitalization of trolley service in these cities by restoring vintage streetcars and trolleys and since 2002, it has been expanding its impressive portfolio with manufacturing modern streetcars. As of 2015, Brookville has delivered 70 streetcars that are actively running in everyday revenue service in some of the busiest transit cities in the United States.