In 1978, the first major post-WWII light rail system in North America opened in Edmonton, Alberta. Like Link (since Joni Earl), it was under budget! Interestingly, it’s also high floor.
1978 also marked the year that the PCC cars were retired on MBTA’s D branch, and the horrible, awful Boeing light rail vehicles completely took over the line. They broke down constantly, despite being marketed by Boeing-Vertol as the “standard light rail vehicle“. That didn’t fly… so to speak.
Who’s excited? Should we try to throw a party on a train?