On Thursday, August 6, at 7:00 pm, Advisory Neighborhood Commissions 5B, 6A and 6C will co-host a public meeting to receive an update from District Department of Transportation (DDOT) Director Gabe Klein on progress on the planned H Street-Benning Road streetcar line. The meeting will be held at the Atlas Performing Arts Center, which is located at 1333 H Street NE. It is on the X2 bus route. There is also a free H Street Shuttle that runs from the Gallery Place-Chinatown Metrorail station (Red Line) (it picks up in front of Zengo Restaurant, 781 7th Street NW on, 7th, just south of H Street NW).
Following the first meeting of the H Street-Benning Road Streetcar Alliance in October 2008, the three ANCs sent a letter to DDOT’s Mass Transit Administration director in November 2008 requesting that DDOT participate in a public meeting in the community to discuss the challenges facing the project and answer questions from community members. The ANCs have been trying since then to schedule the meeting.
ANCs 5B, 6A and 6C and the Atlas Performing Arts Center are partner organizations in the H Street-Benning Road Streetcar Alliance.