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Washington, DC — Priority Streetcar Responses

September 2012

The District of Columbia Department of Transportation (DDOT) received 20 responses to a request for information for potential development of a local transportation system that would feature a priority streetcar system and buses according to www.progressiverailroading.com.

Responses were received from firms based in the United States, Spain, the United Kingdom, China and Japan, DDOT officials said in a prepared statement.

“This level of response is indicative of the broad interest and promising nature of the project,” said DDOT Director Terry Bellamy.

DDOT officials are considering the potential for a public-private partnership to develop the project. The RFI sought input on the design, construction, finance, maintenance and operation of a 22-mile priority streetcar system and operation of local bus service in the district.

Department review teams will analyze the submissions during the next 60 days. DDOT officials anticipate issuing a request for qualifications later this year.


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