Posts Tagged ‘Streetcar’

The Number of Streetcar Tickets Issued So Far: 748

Number of passengers: Zero.

District Line Daily: Bowser Goes National

The new mayor was on Meet the Press on Sunday.

The Needle: You Know Who Else Thought D.C. Was Lifeless?

The streetcar's opening date? Don't mark your calender just yet.

H Street Streetcar Will Launch Next Week (but Without Passengers)

And if all goes according to plan, humans will be able to use it sometime this year.

H Street NE Organization to Run Free Pedicabs Along Streetcar Route

The long-delayed H Street NE streetcar still isn't running. But, for now, the H Street Main Street organization has a solution: run pedicabs decorated as streetcars along the empty tracks.
To celebrate the eventual launch of the streetcar route, H Street Main Street, which promotes business development along the corridor, will offer free pedicab rides from Union Station to [...]

Build Your Own Streetcar and Silver Line!


Finally, finally, D.C. commuters may be able to ride the city’s new streetcar line this year, at least if the acting director of the District Department of Transportation is to be believed. And last month, the Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority took over the Silver Line from the Metropolitan Washington Airports Authority and is now [...]

The Needle: Broken Promises

On Track?: D.C.'s Department of Transportation is now saying the streetcar should be open by the end of the year. At one time, officials were saying the H Street NE line would open in 2013, so holding your breath for this opening date is not recommended. -5
From Homeless to Hoya: Meet Rashema Melson, the valedictorian at Anacostia High who lives [...]

Shh! Kingman Park Civic Association Demands Silence From Members

The first rule of the Kingman Park Civic Association? Don't talk about the Kingman Civic Association.
Members of the long-running civic association, back in the news this week after delaying the streetcar line by attempting to get historic status for the site of a future car barn, probably have a lot to say about their group. [...]

The Needle: Ciroc Edition

Inspect Yourself: Free booze is not, apparently, one of the perks of being a liquor regulator in D.C. So say Alcoholic Beverage Control officials, who suspended investigator Jermaine Matthews for allegedly accepting two comped bottles of Ciroc vodka and two comped bottles of Ciroc Peach last week at upscale lounge Josephine, where a waitress says [...]

The Needle: MLK Dedication (For Real) Edition

MLK Memorial, Take Two: The last time the new memorial to Martin Luther King Jr. was scheduled for a dedication ceremony, a tropical storm got in the way. This weekend, the weather's set to be perfect for the rescheduled event. (Yes, there was a tornado last night near Quantico, Va., but the ceremony isn't until [...]

The Needle: The Heat Index Is Too Damn High Edition

Welcome to the Heat Dome: It's both the heat and the humidity, apparently. The heat wave that swept the Midwest this week arrived in the District in full force today, bringing temperatures near 100 degrees and humidity near 100 percent, for heat index readings that the region hasn't seen in more than a decade. The [...]

The Needle: Out of the Woods Edition

"I Don't Believe You Want To Get Up And Dance": Success breeds imitation. The recent dance-protest at the Jefferson Memorial was such a hit—mostly because no one was arrested—that Del. Eleanor Holmes Norton wants to sponsor her very own dance-off. Norton has a permit for a dance on the Mall on July 30 as part [...]

Our Morning Roundup: Free Ride Edition

Taking the trolley around town could cost you as little as nothing. Maybe.
"It is certainly possible that in certain areas of the city it would be free," District Department of Transportation Director Gabe Klein tells WTOP.
City officials yesterday unveiled a 66-foot-long, 168-seat Czech-designed prototype of the streetcars planned to one day shuttle Washingtonians to and fro. (Our own [...]

Streetcar Project: More Bumps in the Road

Rerouting, ratcheting expenses, delays—the streetcar project is having a bumpy ride so far. The two lines that are planned—H Street to Benning Road in Northeast and Fifth Sterling Avenue to Good Hope Road in Anacostia—are intended to boost economic development. Up to now, they've mostly created frustrations.
So it's time to get the project back on [...]