Tempe Streetcar will serve one of the highest transit ridership centers in the region and will connect riders to neighborhoods, major business centers and regional events and destinations (like Downtown Tempe!). Streetcar chronicles is a brief glimpse at the people, places, and spaces involved with building the Tempe Streetcar in Downtown Tempe.
June 10, 2019
Meet the Crew
Mario Ramos, Cement Mason
Mario knows concrete. He ought to - he's been in the construction industry for 25 years. He focuses on being accurate and professional as he works his crew to set and pour the rail track for the streetcar. When he's not working on the streetcar project, he enjoys family time, fishing, reading and helping the less fortunate.
It's Not All Work
We want people to get a chuckle as they walk on the sidewalks past the construction area(s), so every day we place funny signage out on the sidewalks in downtown. Here's a sample (go ahead and laugh).
Talk the #TempeStreetcar Talk
What's the difference between the streetcar and light rail? Modern streetcars are different than the light rail. Lesson 1 - Learn the Lingo:
Call it a streetcar, not a train.
It has stops, not stations (BTW, there are 14 stops).
It has operators, not drivers.
Did You Know?
30+ downtown Tempe merchants offer special deals and discounts every Thursday through August 15 - check out Hard Hat Thursdays.
Follow @DowntownTempe on Instagram for a chance to win gift cards from participating merchants every week. And the free parking. Did we mention free parking?!