Washington, DC — First Oregon Streetcar Delivered
According to the Washington Post, the District of Columbia Department of Transportation [dDOT] was to receive on January 21, 2014 the first of three modern streetcars it has ordered from United Streetcar LLC, Clackamas, Ore., to help provide service on the H Street-Benning Road car line, the first route in a proposed 22-mile priority system for the nation's capital.
The much-delayed car is being delivered to the Anacostia testing and commissioning site to prepare it for service on the new line. The car joins three similar cars dDot purchased some years ago from Inekon of the Czech Repbulic.
Each streetcar can accommodate between 144 and 160 seated and standing passengers and its interior is arranged to accommodate wheelchairs which can enter and leave via wide passenger doors that open level with the station platforms. The vehicles can also accommodate bikes and strollers.
dDot hopes to open the H Street-Benning line later in 2014.