The Liberty street car from Brookville

The DART board is expected to approve hiring Brookville Equipment Corp. to provide the two street cars planned for a line across the Houston Street Viaduct. The cars are expected to cost about $9.4 million, according to the DMN transportation blog.

Also in a meeting today, the DART board is expected to approve hiring two companies to design and build the $28 million line: California-based Stacy and Whitbeck Inc. and Dallas-based CARCON Industries and Construction.

The Houston Street Viaduct will be closed while the line is being built, and that’s going to take almost two years. One car is expected to be delivered in May 2014 with a second one the following September. The entire project is supposed to be completed by November 2014.