After more than 50 years since streetcars last serviced the streets of Washington, DC, the District Department of Transportation (DDOT) brought them back. Having launched in February 2016, DC Streetcar facilitates travel for District residents, workers, and visitors by complementing existing transit options and by creating neighborhood connections where they currently do not exist. DCstreetcar.com helps passengers stay informed about service for the H Street/Benning Road line including trip planning tools, rider tips, and more.

The streetcar system in place today is rooted in a planning process that began several years ago to shape the future of transit in the city. The comprehensive District of Columbia Transit Improvements Alternatives Analysis studied gaps in transit and identified ways to better meet the needs of residents. Out of that, DDOT began focusing on expanding transit service with the DC Circulator, express Metrobus routes, and streetcar. Planning is underway for additional segments through the District.