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Posts Tagged ‘Streetcar’
A new year, a new mayor, a fresh start. At least that's what we're told.
But remember to cross the tracks at a sharp angle!
The winner will get an $800 million contract; the losers will each get $1 million for time they put into bidding. A decision is due by December 2016.
Either way, the streetcar seems to be getting closer to a launch date.
If the D.C. Council's proposed changes to streetcar funding are allowed to stand, the 22-mile priority streetcar system won't be completed until 2045 and will cost 50 percent more than under the current plan, Mayor Vince Gray says in a letter to Council Chairman Phil Mendelson explaining his veto of the Council's budget.
Gray has vetoed the entirety [...]
There are now four potential routes for the north-south streetcar line, as I reported yesterday. These aren't set in stone: The locations of the stops are likely to change, and the terminus of one alternative could easily be switched to another. But for the most part, these are the four alignments the District Department of Transportation [...]
And then there were four.
Back in November, when the District Department of Transportation presented the potential routes for the north-south streetcar line from Buzzard Point to Takoma or Silver Spring, just about everything was in contention. Fourteenth Street, 13th Street, 11th Street, 9th Street/Sherman Avenue, and 7th Street/Georgia Avenue were all mapped out as options [...]
It began, as so many budget fights do, with a line of jargon. “The Council’s plan,” explained the D.C. Council’s Committee of the Whole in its report last week on Council Chairman Phil Mendelson’s budget proposal, “adjusts the upcoming proposed streetcar paygo transfer from a fixed to a floating base year.”
That adjustment, inscrutable to all [...]
The District Department of Transportation sent out an email update this morning that appears banal and technical: Beginning today, the two streetcar vehicles undergoing testing on H Street and Benning Road NE are being moved to a testing site in Anacostia. But at a time when DDOT is dropping few hints about when the long-delayed [...]