Friday, December 20, 2013

Streetcar testing in D.C. under way

Written by  William C. Vantuono, Editor-in-Chief
Streetcar testing in D.C. under way Ken Briers
Testing and certification of Washington, D.C.’s first modern streetcar line has begun, with the first vehicle, supplied by Clackamas, Ore.-based United Streetcar, LLC, operating under its own power.

The official launch of the 2.2-mile H Street/Benning Road line, overseen by the District Department of Transportation (DDOT), is expected to occur in late January or early February 2014. Revenue service can begin 30 days after the certification is completed.