According to this post in the el chuqueno blog our new street cars might not be able to handle the grade going up Stanton if they have to stop and then start again.
From the post:
“the trolley will wait at the stop by Cathedral High School to make sure it has a clear shot all the way up the hill on Stanton. If the trolley stops, it might not be able to conquer the grade, and it might have to stop, because the tracks are on the left turn lane all the way up.”
I guess that they can “make sure” that they have a clear shot if they only operate late at night. Stanton is a busy street and assuring a “clear shot” will be hard to do.
We have repeatedly been told that the slope will not be a problem for the cars.
This KVIA report shows the construction manager telling us that 10% grade at one section of Stanton will not be a problem.
Let’s hope that she is right.
We deserve better