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Poll: Which Delayed Project Will Open First, the Streetcar or the Silver Line?

The first stretch of the D.C. streetcar was supposed to open this year. So was the first stretch of the Metro Silver Line. Now opening of the streetcar's H Street-Benning Road NE line has been pushed back to early next year, with the District Department of Transportation hoping it'll happen by March. And Metropolitan Washington Airports Authority officials are hoping that the Silver Line will open before March, as reported by WTOP yesterday.

But D.C.-area residents who have seen delays on these projects before aren't holding their collective breath. So what do you think? Which project will actually open first? Take the poll below.

Update: The poll is now closed. Here are the results:

Which will open first: the streetcar or the Silver Line?
Streetcar: 34 percent
Silver Line: 46 percent
Neither; they're both hoaxes: 14 percent
Both; transit officials are just holding us in suspense so they can open one mega-line from Tysons to the Anacostia River: 6 percent

  • noodlez

    I'M STILL OF YHE MINDSET THAT SOMEONE SHOULD GO TO JAIL FOR THIS. POOR PLANNING. ILL SPENT MONEY. LONG STANDING BUSINESSES WENT DOWN SEEKING HELP FROM DC GOV WHEN MOST IF NOT ALL MONEY WENT TO THAT JERKWAD ON H ST.

    WELLS, FENTY AND KLEIN SHOULD BE CALLED IN FOR HEARINGS AND INVESTIGATED FOR FRAUD. THE STREETCAR TO NOWHERE IS AND WAS A TOTAL WASTE OF MONEY, TIME AND RESOURCES!

  • Burd

    I agree that we need to investigate Wells, Fenty, and throw in Mary Cheh since she has had direct oversight of the project as Chair of the Council's Transportation Committee.

    Mayor Gray had the right mind to cancel this useless streetcar in 2010 but David Alpert and his minions (many of whom from out of town) pressured him into dragging out the project. Alpert and Gray should be brought in for hearings too.

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