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Mayor Vincent C. Gray Welcomes DC Streetcar New Hires

All Seven New Employees for Revived Streetcar Program Are District Residents   7/2/2013 (WASHINGTON, D.C.) — Mayor Vincent C. Gray stopped by the District Department of Transportation’s (DDOT) Anacostia Testing and Commission Site today to meet DC Streetcar’s newest hires. All seven employees on the team are District residents hailing from Wards 4, 5, 6, […]

Mayor Gray Welcomes District’s New Streetcars to Anacostia Facility for Testing Phase

District’s Streetcar Program Moves Closer to Starting Service on H/Benning Route   5/1/2013 (WASHINGTON, D.C.) – Mayor Vincent C. Gray welcomed the second of three vehicles that will form the District’s streetcar fleet to the D.C. Streetcar Anacostia Testing and Commissioning Site today. The vehicles will start a post-delivery testing phase before making their way […]

DC Streetcar Vehicle Testing

Here is a video of our existing streetcars operating on their own power. The three vehicles have battery backup power for emergencies. Technicians from the manufacturer, Inekon, tested and assessed the condition of the streetcars for two weeks in April 2012 – getting them ready for service in 2013.