Statement from DDOT’s Acting Director Dormsjo on the Status of the DC Streetcar

January 16, 2015

Below is a statement on the status of the DC Streetcar from the District Department of Transportation (DDOT)’s Acting Director Leif Dormsjo:

“Passenger safety is the number one priority for public transportation in the District of Columbia. Further, given the need to achieve safety certification, the District Department of Transportation (DDOT) will not set arbitrary deadlines for the independent State Safety Office (SSO) to complete their regulatory compliance review. The Bowser Administration will work to launch the H Street line of DC Streetcar as part of our effort to expand the District’s transportation infrastructure and will put this long-delayed line on track. DDOT will continue to work with the independent SSO to ensure that Streetcar meets – and exceeds – all safety specifications before setting an official date to begin passenger service.”