Friedkin, is interesting to learn that.
In Brazil we have streetcars in Rio, it serves to Santa Tereza neighbourhoud to take people to Rio´s center (the main business district) and vice-versa. It attracts tourists, artists and musicians as well. Since Santa Tereza is a, they say, bohemian and romantic area. With an almost untouched air of another century, I mean, some architecture of old.http://www.lonelyplanet.com/brazil/rio- ... cles/76502
In Recife they used Trolleybus, but people don´t use this English name, they call it "bonde" as well. I mean, it pass (or passed until circa 2000) on some streets, including some commercial center streets.https://www.facebook.com/pages/Tr%C3%B3 ... 0651543230
Can´t say if it is already in use, Marcio please, could you confirm that?
From that time they coined the idiomatic expression "perder o bonde" (miss one opportunity in life, or be late to something and come to the bus stop/airport etc just when the bus/plane left/departed...)