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  • Streetcar road striping project will close lanes of H Street

    WASHINGTON — Starting Friday, the D.C. streetcar project will jam up the H Street corridor in the District for about a week. The parking lanes of both sides of H Street in Northeast, as well…

  • Labor woes hit already-troubled D.C. streetcar project

    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…

  • Future of D.C. streetcar remains in limbo

    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…

  • Transportation director: DC streetcar may never open

    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…

  • DC streetcar flash fire under investigation

    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…

  • No Arlington streetcar, so now what?

    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…

  • Streetcar service will not begin in 2014

    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…

  • Arlington board passes streetcar money

    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.

  • DDOT considering ban on bikes in streetcar lanes

    Under a proposal from DDOT, bikes would be banned from using the traffic lanes where streetcar \”guideways\” are placed.

  • District streetcar derailed Sunday for emergency drill

    A D.C streetcar was derailed Sunday morning for an emergency drill.

  • Arlington board narrowly backs Columbia Pike, Crystal City streetcars

    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
    massive boondoggles.

  • Major parking ticket crackdown begins in D.C. this week

    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.

  • Arlington releases streetcar videos as Rt. 1 busway nears opening

    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.

  • Behind-the-scenes look at D.C. streetcar, car barn (Videos)

    After several hiccups, could the streetcars hit the city sooner than later?

  • As streetcars return, a look at trolley-era technology

    As the return of streetcars nears in the District, WTOP takes a look back at technology in the bygone trolley era.