After delays, new D.C. streetcar line hopes to open in November

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A D.C. streetcar. (Flickr / Mr.TinDC)

A D.C. streetcar. (Flickr / Mr.TinDC)

After missing its 2013 deadline, Washington D.C.’s streetcar could possibly open this fall—that’s according to a source involved with the project. The in-the-know individual told American University’s radio station, WAMU, that the H Street-Benning Road line could be up and running the first week of November.

But, according to WNYC, a lot has to get done for the city to hit its revised target. In the coming months, the District Department of Transportation must run system tests, train operators, and receive safety certification from the Federal Transit Authority, all while project managers start “pre revenue operations.” Work on the 2.4-mile line began in 2008 and is just a small piece of the proposed 37-mile system.

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