Press Releases

Benning Road Reconstruction and Streetcar Project Public Meeting #1

For project files, please see the DC Streetcar Benning Extension webpage. Washington(, DC) — The District Department of Transportation (DDOT) invites the public to participate in a Thursday, September 19, 2019, open house to kick off the Benning Road Reconstruction and Streetcar Project (the Project). As part of the ongoing Benning Road and Bridges Transportation […]

DC Streetcar Hits Major Passenger Milestone: 3 Million Served Since 2016 Launch

  FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Tuesday, December 11, 2018   Media Contacts Terry Owens — (202) 763-8635, [email protected] Lauren Stephens — (202) 465-6112, [email protected]    (Washington, DC) – The District Department of Transportation today announced that DC Streetcar has served 3 million passengers since opening on February 27, 2016. As DC Streetcar nears the third anniversary of passenger service along the H/Benning corridor, […]

DC Streetcar Facility Wins Engineering News-Record’s Award of Merit

  FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Thursday, November 8, 2018   Media Contacts Terry Owens — (202) 763-8635, [email protected] Lauren Stephens — (202) 465-6112, [email protected]    (Washington, DC) –The District Department of Transportation (DDOT) is pleased to announce that the DC Streetcar Car Barn Training Center (CBTC), located at 2550 Benning Road NE, Washington DC, has won a 2018 Award of Merit from […]

DDOT Temporarily Suspends DC Streetcar Service for H Street Festival Saturday, October 13

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE October 11, 2018    Media Contacts Terry Owens — (202) 763-8635, [email protected] Lauren Stephens — (202) 465-6112, [email protected]    (Washington, DC) – The District Department of Transportation (DDOT) today announced a temporary suspension of DC Streetcar service on Saturday, October 13 for the H Street Festival. Streetcar service will operate Friday, October 12 from 6:00 am until 2:00 am October 13. Service […]

DC Streetcar to Adjust Evening Service Hours for Pepco Repairs

8/23/18 UPDATE: Due to inclement weather delays, the Pepco service shift has been extended until Wednesday, August 29. Contact: Terry Owens (DDOT), 202.671.5124, [email protected] Streetcar Service Will Temporarily Shift to Support Utility Work on H Street NE (Washington, DC) – Today, DC Streetcar announced service hour adjustments to accommodate evening utility work by Pepco. The work will […]

DDOT Launches #DCReach

The District Department of Transportation (DDOT) today launched the #DCReach campaign — a new initiative to improve safety for all traveling through the District by educating drivers on how to safely open car doors after parking. The campaign promotes the “Dutch reach” method which requires drivers to look over their shoulder before opening their car door with their right […]

DC STREETCAR SERVICE ALERT: 2017 Presidential Inauguration Weekend

Travel safely and efficiently January 20-21 2017 (Washington, DC) — Starting Thursday, January 19, 2017, the Presidential Inauguration is expected to significantly impact travel and increase congestion across the nation’s capital. This year marks the first time the DC Streetcar will be in operation during an Inauguration ceremony. The system will extend hours on both […]

DDOT Temporarily Suspends DC Streetcar Service for H Street Festival

(Washington, DC) – The District Department of Transportation (DDOT) today announced a temporary suspension of DC Streetcar service on Saturday, September 17 for the H Street Festival. Streetcar service will operate Friday, September 16 from 6:00 am until 2:00 am September 17. September 18 marks the first day for DC Streetcar Sunday Service. Sunday hours of operation will […]

DC Streetcar Marks Six Months of Passenger Service 

Sunday Service Begins September 18   (Washington, DC) – The District Department of Transportation (DDOT) today announced the DC Streetcar will begin Sunday service September 18, the day after the 11th annual H Street Festival.   This announcement comes as the DC Streetcar marks its six-month milestone this weekend, Saturday, August 27. The system began passenger service […]