The QLine streetcar system in Detroit had its first mishap since testing began months ago.
New streetcars are slow, unreliable, over-budget, accident-prone and vulnerable to mechanical failures, according to an exhaustive examination of the nine systems that opened since 2013.
If you were hoping the QLine streetcars in Detroit would extend to the suburbs, we have bad news.
The QLine hasn’t opened to the public yet, but it has already been hit with graffiti.
Taxpayers are being asked to pay for the operations of the M-1 streetcars, but rail officials refuse to discuss escalating costs.
The QLine is slower than expected and may force some local buses to be rerouted.