Streetcar to be showcased at 9th & H

DDOT to Host DC Streetcar Showcase May 5-8
First Opportunity for Public to Board One of DC’s Modern Vehicles

District residents, workers and visitors will soon get their first opportunity to step aboard one of the District’s new modern streetcars. The District Department of Transportation (DDOT) will host the DC Streetcar Showcase from Wednesday, May 5 through Saturday, May 8, 2010 at City Center DC, the site of the old convention center.

Showcase Details

The District owns three streetcars, which are currently stored at Metro’s rail yard in Greenbelt, Maryland. For the showcase, DDOT will transport one of the vehicles downtown where it will be set on temporary tracks in Lot B of City Center DC. The public will be able to access the lot from the intersection of 9th and H Streets, NW, which is just north of the Gallery Place Metro station on the Green and Yellow lines.

Admittance to the Showcase is free. The event schedule is as follows:

Wednesday, May 5, 11am – 7pm
Thursday, May 6, 11am – 7pm
Friday, May 7, 11am – 7pm
Saturday, May 8, 11am – 5pm

For more details on the initial Streetcar line planned to run along Benning Rd and H Street NE to Union station visit the recap of DDOT’s April 20th public forum by Greater Greater Washington.

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    FP says

    haha, didn’t DC purchase these streetcars way way before the actual plans for laying the lines were implemented? they’ve been sitting in storage for quite some time now. i guess they’re trying to get some use out of it!