WTOP with the scoop:
“Plans to extend the DC Streetcar to Georgetown have been effectively scrapped.”
Though they do note: “The department is still planning to extend the streetcar line east over the Anacostia River along Benning Road Northeast to the Benning Road Metro station.” Read More
Thanks to Grant for sending from H Street, NE around 8:45am.
Update around 9:10am from Karin:
“Streetcar being towed slams into truck that is towing it. Not sure if damage is from this or another accident. Other side of the street impeded due to stopped school bus and ambulance. Not a good day for the Streetcar.” Read More
Photo by Beth Scott. Ed. Note: Alabama plates
Thanks to Beth for sending around noon yesterday:
“Someone not only turned onto the streetcar bridge but kept driving until he hit the literal tracks.”
Most folks thought Lyft/Uber driver but I’m going with following the GPS given the Alabama license plates.
Thanks to Greg for sending: “Old street car tracks from 14th and P Street, NW”
Ed. Note: The 14th Street Streetscape Project is expected to be completed in “Fall 2019”.
Has anyone else noted how terrible the streetcar signs are? The contrast is terrible. I can barely make out when the next streetcar is coming when I stand in front of the sign, much less across the street trying to decide if I should cross to take it. Why would they put these up? They should have taken a note from WMATA, their signs are at least legible.”
Streetcars do it too. Thanks to A. for sending from H Street, NE at 1:40pm
Keenan reports a few minutes ago:
“Right now in front of the 8th St. NE streetcar stop. It’s raining hard and a ton of people can’t board. Thanks DOH!”
“The District Department of Transportation (DDOT), along with the Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) and the Federal Transit Administration (FTA), invite you to public meetings on Tuesday, January 23, and Wednesday, January 24, to provide an update on the Union Station to Georgetown (USGT) Streetcar Environmental Assessment (EA) and to discuss potential storage and maintenance sites that have been identified for the new USGT streetcar vehicles. Read More
Bonus, also prevent dooring a cyclist! Thanks to Grant for sending.