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Washington, DC ― New Citywide Streetcar Plan Unveiled

Rail Transit Online, November 2009

A revised long-term plan to build new streetcar lines throughout the city of Washington was made public on Oct. 22 by District Department of Transportation officials. The multi-phase scheme revises a plan unveiled four years ago, changing some routes and converting one line from bus rapid transit to streetcar.

The first phase would include the Anacostia demonstration project now under construction, an H Street Corridor route on which some preliminary work is underway, and lines on K Street and 14th Street. The plan is still considered preliminary and residents are being encouraged to attend a series of local meetings to provide their ideas on where the tracks should go.

However, there is no intention to extend the system, which is designed to link D.C. neighborhoods, into adjacent suburbs in Maryland or Virginia.


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