As if the D.C. streetcar project didn’t have enough problems, now it’s dealing with an ugly labor dispute. The Washington Post reports a local union claims workers were fired for trying to organize. The union…
WASHINGTON — It cost $200 million. It’s delayed. And it might never pick up a paying passenger. Last week, D.C.’s transportation chief indicated the oft-troubled D.C. streetcar could be mothballed. District leaders, on Monday, further addressed the…
WASHINGTON (AP) — A new streetcar project that’s already cost the District of Columbia $190 million may never open at all. That’s according to the acting director of the District’s Department of Transportation. Leif Dormsjo…
WASHINGTON (AP) — A “flash fire” atop a streetcar in Washington has prompted an investigation. The Washington Post reports (http://wapo.st/1B82Nwq ) that the fire ignited at about 11:45 p.m. on Saturday atop of a streetcar…
ARLINGTON, Va. — With the Arlington streetcar dead, lawmakers are discussing what will happen on Columbia Pike and what alternatives can help revitalize the corridor. County Manager Barbara Donnellan presented the county board with a…
WASHINGTON — After a last-minute push from the District Department of Transportation to get the streetcar to begin on New Year’s Eve, multiple sources confirm that service will not begin on Wednesday. On Tuesday, sources…
The Columbia Pike streetcar line would run 7.4 miles from the Skyline section of Fairfax County to Pentagon City and eventually the Crystal City Metro station, connecting to the Metro Transitway along U.S. Route 1 towards Alexandria.
Under a proposal from DDOT, bikes would be banned from using the traffic lanes where streetcar \”guideways\” are placed.
A D.C streetcar was derailed Sunday morning for an emergency drill.
The Arlington board on Saturday adopted a 10-year capital
improvement program that includes funding for both the Columbia
Pike and Crystal City streetcar lines, a pair of major transit
projects that are seen either as important economic initiatives or
Starting Monday, ticket writers in the District of Columbia will
crack down on illegal parking along the H Street-Benning Road corridor from
the Hopscotch Bridge to the old Spingarn High School.
A new rapid busway is set to open next month that will give Arlington and Alexander commuters an alternate to driving U.S. Route 1. Meanwhile Arlington continues to defends its planned Columbia Pike streetcar line.
After several hiccups, could the streetcars hit the city sooner than later?
As the return of streetcars nears in the District, WTOP takes a look back at technology in the bygone trolley era.
An independent consultant hired by Arlington County has found that the planned Columbia Pike streetcar could generate between $2.2-3 billion more than an enhanced bus system for the corridor over the next 30 years.