SALT LAKE CITY -- Test runs of the Sugar House Streetcar began Thursday.
Salt Lake City Mayor Ralph Becker helped unveil what the cars will look like and discussed plans for the newly named S-Line Corridor. The line is expected to open to the public on December 8.
The new cars will have a white and silver design, according to Steve Meyer, Utah Transit Authority.
"It really is pedestrian friendly, we've got the trail right next to it," Meyer said. "Just a great atmosphere in the corridor and a real exciting vibe in this neighborhood."
The streetcars are expected to reach a top speed of 20 to 25 miles per hour and there are seven stops planned along the corridor. A federal grant helped make the project possible.
More information on the project can be found here: www.shstreetcar.com