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D.C. Streetcar (credit: @dcstreetcar)

DC Streetcars to Begin No-Passenger Rides

The District of Columbia’s streetcar line is moving closer to the start of operations.

09/25/2014

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Board Awards $26M Arlington Streetcar Contract

The Arlington County Board has awarded a $26 million engineering and design contract for a streetcar between Fairfax and Arlington counties.

09/24/2014

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D.C. Officials Conducting Streetcar Emergency Drill

Transportation officials in Washington say a portion of H Street will be closed for several hours while emergency responders take part in a drill involving the yet-to-start streetcar system.

08/24/2014

Senate deadlocked over Mitch McConnell amendment that would block new regulation of existing coal plants. (Getty Images)

D.C. Begins Training Streetcar Operators in Traffic

The D.C. Department of Transportation will begin training streetcar operators in traffic for the first time this week along H Street and Benning Road in northeast Washington.

08/03/2014

Tourists ride in a pedicab. (Photo by Spencer Platt/Getty Images)

‘Stroll and Roll’ Pedicab Rides Promote D.C. Streetcar Line

The Northeast D.C. Streetcars are still a few months from service, but vistors along the Benning and H street tracks were given a free human-powered ride.

07/28/2014

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Columbia Pike Streetcar From Fairfax to Arlington Gets $65 Million Boost

A plan to run a streetcar between Fairfax and Arlington counties has received a boost after state officials announced they will increase funding for the project by up to $65 million.

07/11/2014

Much of the conversation surrounding the midterm elections focuses on the estimated 40 percent of U.S. adults who plan to vote on Nov. 4, but the much larger share of those who won’t be at the polls are younger, poorer and more racially diverse. credit: Logan Mock-Bunting/Getty Images

Independent Wins Special Election in Arlington County

For the first time since 1999, a non-Democrat will serve on the Arlington County Board.

04/09/2014

D.C. residents attend a public forum hosted by DDOT on a potential Georgia Avenue streetcar line. (Photo by Kris Ankarlo/All-News 99.1 WNEW)

Georgia Avenue Streetcar Project Gets D.C. Resident Feedback

As District commuters await the first revenue operation of the H Street streetcar line, city planners have their eye on an even bigger project.

02/20/2014

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Proposed Columbia Pike Streetcar Taking Center Stage In Arlington Special Election

The Columbia Pike streetcar is one of the defining issues in the special election to replace Arlington County Boardmember Chris Zimmerman.

01/30/2014

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Streetcar To Make Long-Awaited Appearance On H Street NE This Week

They say things always come back into style. Usually they’re talking about clothes, but in D.C., streetcars are what’s making a comeback in 2014.

12/12/2013

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