Washington, DC ― Streetcar Implementation Team Selected
Rail Transit Online, October 2010
A consortium led by HDR Engineering, Inc. and Shiels Obletz Johnsen, Inc. has been selected by the District of Columbia Department of Transportation to provide program management services for implementation of a proposed 37-mi. (59.5 km) streetcar network.
The eight planned routes would be
built in at least three phases over several
years, but exact alignments have yet to be determined.
The latest projected cost is $1.9 billion and funding for all but the Anacostia and H Street/Benning Road lines, parts of which are under construction, has not yet been identified, although much it would have to come from the federal government.
"The team members have unrivaled experience developing and managing streetcar systems in cities across the nation," said DDOT Director Gabe Klein. "Having them on board gives us tremendous confidence that the extensive planning we've already begun will lead to a DC Streetcar system that is well-designed, funded, built and operated."