They could be transporting commuters in the years to come. 2 prototypes are being worked on by designers and planners.
The City of New York, Mayor de Blasio, some transit advocates and neighbors have been talking about a streetcar project called the BQX. It would connect Queens and Brooklyn, from Astoria to Sunset Park.
A PIX11 viewer noticed what looked to be a prototype for the vehicle. City officials say an update on the plan will be coming soon. Reports have said the project funding needs to be outlined and it may not hit the road until 2023.
The MTA also has a section of train under a tarp at the Hudson Yards 7 train station. It is believed to be the "open-gangway" model that is in the design phase.