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Transportation Nation

Paperwork Holding Up D.C.'s Streetcar

Wednesday, November 12, 2014

It's unclear precisely when streetcars will begin running along H Street NE in D.C., but sources say that issues with paperwork may be pushing back the start date.
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Transportation Nation

Amid Funding Fight, D.C. Cuts Streetcar System From 22 To 8 Miles

Friday, October 24, 2014

D.C. officials said a conflict with the D.C. Council over funding would likely cut the planned 22-mile system by more than half.
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Transportation Nation

D.C. Mum On Key Streetcar Questions As Safety Campaign Begins

Tuesday, September 30, 2014

The District Department of Transportation is teaching kids about streetcar safety. But students asked questions officials were not able to answer.
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Transportation Nation

Arlington Streetcars Won't Go To Referendum. Now What?

Thursday, June 19, 2014

Both sides in the battle over Arlington County's proposed streetcar lines are weighing in on a big decision by the county board.

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Transportation Nation

Streetcar Funding Slashed By D.C. Council

Thursday, May 29, 2014

The D.C. Council voted to cut spending for a planned 22-mile network of streetcars — and use the money to pay for tax cuts. But Mayor Vincent Gray says that puts the entire program in jeopardy.

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Transportation Nation

Maya Angelou Was San Francisco's First Black Streetcar Conductor

Wednesday, May 28, 2014

Maya Angelou, the poet, writer, and performer who passed away at the age of 86, also has a place in civil rights transportation history: at the age of 16, she says she became San Francisco's first black streetcar conductor.

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Transportation Nation

As H Street Changes, Can Long-Time Residents Stay?

Thursday, May 22, 2014

WAMU

The new streetcars coming to D.C. are expected to bring billions in economic development, but residents who lived through the bad times might be priced out of staying through the good.

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Transportation Nation

For D.C. Residents, Streetcar Return Will Pose Practical Challenges

Tuesday, May 20, 2014

It's been 52 years since streetcars last ran on D.C. streets, and city officials have been working to prepare residents, drivers, cyclists, and business owners for what life with trolley will look and feel like.

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Transportation Nation

Price Tag of Proposed Arlington Streetcars Increase -- and So Do Ridership Projections

Thursday, May 15, 2014

Arlington County officials say that when its new streetcar line is built out, it will provide the majority of transit trips in the area. But opponents say that's overstated -- and that the increasing cost doesn't justify the project.

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Transportation Nation

Special Election In Arlington Prompts Debate Over Streetcar Plan

Tuesday, January 28, 2014

WAMU

In their final debate before two upcoming caucus votes this week, the three Democratic candidates running for their party’s nomination to fill a vacant seat on the Arlington County board laid out their positions on one of the most divisive issues in the race: the future of the $300 million Columbia Pike streetcar project.

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Transportation Nation

Debate Over Streetcars To Take Center Stage In Arlington

Friday, January 03, 2014

WAMU

Arlington County -- one of the most densely populated places in Virginia -- has already voted to move ahead with a streetcar plan. Now it must figure out how to pay for it.

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Transportation Nation

VIDEO: D.C.'s First Streetcar Test Goes Well -- If Slowly

Tuesday, December 17, 2013

WAMU

The District’s first streetcar in a half-century was towed down its tracks on H Street NE at four miles per hour Monday, the first in what will be months of safety tests before passengers can finally hop aboard next year.

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Transportation Nation

D.C. Streetcar To Make Long-Awaited First Appearance

Friday, December 13, 2013

The first streetcar to glide down tracks in Washington in half a century will make its first appearance Friday, as the District Department of Transportation intends to transfer one of its new streetcars from its Anacostia test track to the H Street/Benning Road NE corridor.

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Transportation Nation

When Will D.C.'s Streetcar Run? Officials Stick With 'Soon'

Wednesday, November 06, 2013

WAMU

D.C.'s first streetcar line in 50 years may be ready for passengers service by spring or early summer of next year, but an exact date remains elusive.

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Transportation Nation

VIDEO: What It Takes to Build D.C.'s First Streetcar in 50 Years

Tuesday, October 08, 2013

WAMU

The H Street/Benning Road corridor is undergoing a permanent—and highly anticipated—transformation.

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Transportation Nation

D.C. Studies Nine-Mile Streetcar Line Running Through National Mall

Wednesday, October 02, 2013

WAMU

The District Department of Transportation is launching a one-year study of a nine-mile streetcar line between Buzzard Point in Southwest D.C. and Takoma in Northwest. It's a key segment of a planned 22-mile streetcar system supposed to integrate wiith Metro buses and the D.C. Circulator.

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Transportation Nation

VIDEO: The First D.C. Streetcar in 50 Years Takes a Test Drive

Tuesday, July 23, 2013

WAMU

D.C.'s streetcar won't be taking passengers for several more months, but engineers are already putting the vehicles through their paces, testing braking and acceleration -- and a feature called "dead man."

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Transportation Nation

Virginia Keeps Designing Its Un-Funded Streetcar Plan

Wednesday, July 17, 2013

WAMU

They haven't figured out how to pay for the project yet, but the Arlington County Board has approved a plan to move ahead on the Columbia Pike Streetcar.

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Will D.C.'s Streetcar Open Before 2014? There's a "65/35" Chance

Tuesday, July 02, 2013

WAMU

D.C. officials say they're hopeful the city's new streetcar system will be up and running by the end of the year.

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Transportation Nation

PHOTOS: D.C.'s First Streetcars Roll in For Testing

Wednesday, May 01, 2013

D.C. is officially welcoming its new set of streetcars this week -- marking the first time the vehicles have been seen in the District since 1962. And to drum up ridership, Mayor Vincent Gray said fares could be free -- at first.

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