Crews test one of the new tram cars

Crews test one of the new tram cars

PORTLAND, Ore. - The new aerial tram got put to the test today as one of the cars, still in its protective wrap, made its way from the South Waterfront area to OHSU.

A maintenance crew was on the tram checking out the track rope and the carrier, which supports the rope.  Jet Ranger 2 flew overhead, capturing images of the workers, who rode on top of the car.

The city's project manager said everything went smoothly.  A public grand opening is set for January.