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Taking it to the Streets: OKC streetcars will soon move from concept to reality
Of the many photographs taken during construction of Oklahoma City's streetcar system, one of the most telling is of two workers in hard hats, on their hands and knees, with a flashlight and measuring tape, checking the gap between a boarding platform and streetcar.
Precision to the 16th of an inch has been a necessity, as streets are torn up and rebuilt, rail is laid, overhead wire is strung and electric substations are powered up.
After 18 months, the end of construction is within sight. Attention is turning to how Oklahoma City will adapt to streetcars, generations after dismantling the former trolley system.