DC Streetcar getting ready to hit the road

It's the first time DC will have streetcar service since 1962
  • DC Streetcar will begin service soon.
  • DC has not had streetcar service since 1962.
  • Final testing is currently underway.

After being on hiatus since 1962, streetcars are set to return to Washington, DC 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.