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Light Rail Without Wires

"Light Rail Without Wires: A Dream Come True?" a 2004 article by John D. Swanson of Parsons Brinckerhoff Quade & Douglas, has been added to the Resource Center best practices database.

 he article details the innovation of the INNORAIL ground level switched contact system, which powers the Bordeaux, France, tram with a pedestrian safe third rail.

"Based on the significant progress being made there, it seems likely the dream of having a practical alternative to overhead wires will be coming true in the very near future," Swanson concludes.

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