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DDOT: Streetcars Moving By Mid-2013

by UrbanTurf Staff

DDOT: Streetcars Moving By Mid-2013: Figure 1

The District Department of Transportation (DDOT) announced today that the H Street/Benning Road streetcar line will open no later than mid-2013. However, keep in mind that at the end of June, WTOP reported that the streetcar’s arrival would be delayed from next year until fall 2013. So while this announcement is a move in a positive direction, chances are that the latest timeline is not set in stone.

From DDOT:

DDOT released a request for bids to design and build the remaining elements of the line, which encompasses western and eastern turnarounds, a “car barn” maintenance facility and the final improvements to the already-built 2.2-mile corridor on H Street/Benning Road. DDOT also plans to utilize the car barn as a training center for District students. DDOT anticipates design work to start in late fall, culminating with the first passengers boarding the line in mid 2013.

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1 Comment

  1. East_H said at 3:02 pm on Tuesday August 23, 2011:
    While I wouldn't be at all surprised if this deadline shifts again, something significant must have happened for DDOT to move the timeline forward. Also, the wording: "no later than" indicates they are pretty confident about this. Kudos to DDOT for pushing this project forward and communicating the good news with the community. Now if we can just get the Union Station tie-in figured out...

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