DC Streetcar getting ready to hit the road

  • DC Streetcar will begin service soon.
  • DC has not had streetcar service since 1962.
  • Final testing is currently underway.

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After being on hiatus since 1962, streetcars are set to return to Washington, D.C. by month’s end. The DC Streetcar project has had numerous fits and starts over the years. And, as compared to the streetcars of more than 50 years ago, the district’s transit officials have kept the public in the loop with a variety of modern communication tools. From virtual public meetings to social media, those interested in the project have numerous ways to follow along. The streetcar project even has its own Twitter handle. And all that work will pay off soon. The District Department of Transportation has targeted the end of this month as the beginning date for welcoming passengers onto the H Street and Benning Road streetcar line. The long-delayed, 2.2-mile streetcar line will serve the commercial district. The tracks were laid six years ago. According to The Washington Post, the cars may roll as soon as Feb. 26. Although the extensive Metrorail subway system does a gre...