Atlanta hiring contractor to keep streetcar running



A $2 million contract for emergency on-call repairs and maintenance has been approved for the overhead electric lines and traction power substations of the Atlanta Streetcar.

The City Council passed a resolution authorizing the mayor to contract with C3M Power Systems LLC on behalf of the Department of Public Works. The competitively bid contract is for one year, with two 1-year renewal options at the sole discretion of the city.

The streetcar draws its power from lines suspended above the street, and any interruption of electricity – like a downed wire, or a short at a substation– can bring operations to a halt.


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