All Aboard D.C.’s Streetcars, May 5-8

Tuesday, April 27th, 2010

In a press release today, the District Department of Transportation (DDOT) announced that the agency will host a DC Streetcar Showcase from Wednesday, May 5 through Saturday, May 8 in Lot B of City Center DC, the site of the old convention center. DDOT will put one of the District’s three streetcars on display on temporary tracks there, and the public will be welcome step aboard for a tour of the inside of the vehicle. The public may access the lot from the intersection of 9th and H Streets, NW, which is just north of the Gallery Place Metro station on the Green and Yellow lines. Admittance to the showcase is free.

In the press release, DDOT Director Gabe Klein is quoted as stating: “We are getting closer and closer to putting streetcars back on the streets of the District, and we know there are a lot of people who are just as excited about their return as we are . . . This will be a great opportunity for them to see a modern streetcar up close, inside and out, and to learn more about how they will operate in the District.”

The press release also states that “Mayor Fenty and city officials are expected to make some significant announcements about the program and other transit services in the District.”

According to the release, the showcase will be open during the following hours:

• Wednesday, May 5, 11am – 7pm
• Thursday, May 6, 11am – 7pm
• Friday, May 7, 11am – 7pm
• Saturday, May 8, 11am – 5pm

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