Muni has two major requests for proposals to rebuild vintage streetcars out on the street. One proposal would renovate sixteen streamlined PCC streetcars to double the existing fleet of that type of car. The other would restore Muni’s flagship streetcar, vintage-1912 car No. 1, to its original glory in preparation for Muni’s centennial in 2012.
Prospective bidders have asked for 30-day extensions on both contracts, and Muni has agreed. So the new due dates for proposals are September 27 for Car No. 1, and October 18 for the PCCs.
We’ll keep you informed of the progress on these proposals.