CAF (Construcciones y Auxiliar de Ferrocarriles, S.A.) USA is building streetcars for cities in the United States. The cars are designated Urbos 3 vehicles and are being built in CAF USA's plant in Elmira, NY. They are similar in size and design to the United Streetcar, but are 100 percent low-floor design. The cars operate on 750 volt DC current. CAF has constructed cars for numerous cities around the world, many of them containing 5, 7 or 9 modules.
Click on the link above to access CAF's webpage describing this "family" of trams.
CB Connector CAF streetcar.
The Cincinnati Bell Connector is a 3.6 mile streetcar line that loops through the urban core. "It travels on a loop from Second Street (at The Banks on the riverfront) to Henry Street (just north of Findlay Market in Over the Rhine)." The route opened in September 2016. It employs 5 CAF Urbos 3 streetcars to provide service. Click on the link above for more details about the Cincinnati streetcar.
Kansas City, MO
KCRide car 803 at Library stop, 9th and Main St. Photo by John DeLamater
The Kansas City Streetcar Authority (KCSA) is a non-profit organization created to build and operate a streetcar line through the downtown area. Most of the funds are provided through a Transportation Development District. Click on the link above for additional information about the operation. KCSA selected the CAF Urbos 3 streetcar to provide service on the 2.2 mile loop.which runs from River Market West to Union Station. The service utilizes 4 cars. The unique aspect of the operation is that streetcar rides are free. As a result the streetcars provided 1.6 million trips in 2016.