The City Council of El Paso, TX, is discussing funding options for a potential cross-border tramline to the adjoining city of Juarez, Mexico. There was a tramway loop between the two cities until 1974, and the US city is currently building a 4.8km (three-mile) city centre tramline that runs in two loops and passes within two blocks of the Paso Del Norte International bridge. Works are due to complete in late 2018.
As part of the project, six El Paso PCCs are being restored and modernised by Brookville Equipment Corporation, at a cost of USD18.8m, including the fitment of air conditioning, wheelchair lifts, Wi-Fi hotspot access and bike racks. Two each will be painted in one of three original colourschemes from the 1950s, 1960s and 1970s.