Stacy and Witbeck will work with the city of Tempe, project designer Stantec, five project artists and the local community to build the 4.8km line which is expected to open in 2020.

The $US 186m project is expected to begin construction this year, and will have 14 stops. The Tempe Streetcar will travel on Rio Salado Parkway linking the Marina Heights development west to Mill Avenue.

Six vehicles will run services along the line which will operate every 10 minutes during weekday peak and off-peak periods, every 20 minutes on weekday evenings, and every 15 minutes on weekends.

The line has been financed using a mix of federal, regional and local funds.

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