Benning Road Streetcar Tracks to be Installed by December 2009

Friday, April 24th, 2009

The District Department of Transportation (DDOT) announced in a press release yesterday that DDOT will accelerate work on the Benning Road Great Streets Initiative project between 16th Street and Oklahoma Avenue NE so that all streetscape work — including installation of streetcar tracks for the H Street-Benning Road streetcar line — will be completed by December 2009 rather than early 2010 as originally scheduled.  The Great Streets streetscape work on H Street NE will continue, and streetcar tracks will be installed on that segment toward the end of that project.

Now, if DDOT could just figure out how to resolve the issue of how the streetcars will be powered and order the streetcars needed to operate the H Street-Benning Road line.

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  1. taloisi said:

    Actually, DC could start running streetcars from Minnesota Avenue metro to the Starburst intersection as soon as 2010 using overheard lines. This area isn’t in L’Enfant’s original street grid.

  2. The Transport Politic » Washington Promotes Massive New Streetcar Project said:

    [...] uniquely positioned to actually construct their system; unlike other municipalities, Washington is installing tracks in the ground — albeit with no power source — and owns several streetcar vehicles — though [...]

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