Press Releases

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 […]

New DC Streetcar Tool Highlights H Street NE/Benning Road NE Attractions for Residents, Tourists

(Washington, DC) — Today, the District Department of Transportation (DDOT) launched a new H/Benning corridor guide for DC Streetcar passengers. This online feature of the DC Streetcar’s website showcases offerings for both residents and tourists, including restaurants, shops, entertainment, and specialty services near each stop along the streetcar route. The H Street and Benning Road […]

Environmental Assessment Meeting Scheduled for Union Station to Georgetown Streetcar Transportation Improvements

(Washington, DC) The District Department of Transportation (DDOT) along with The Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) and The Federal Transit Administration (FTA) invite the community to a public meeting Tuesday, May 17, 2016, to discuss an upcoming Environmental Assessment (EA) for the proposed Union Station to Georgetown Streetcar Transportation Improvements.   Following the successful launch of the DC […]

DC Circulator and DC Streetcar Modify Service for Rock ‘N Roll Marathon Saturday, March 12

Media Contacts Terry Owens — (202) 763-8635, terry.owens@dc.gov Michelle Phipps-Evans — (202) 497-0124, michelle.phipps-evans@dc.gov   (Washington, DC) The District Department of Transportation will alter service on its transit systems this Saturday, March 12, due to road closures across the District for the Rock ‘N Roll Marathon. DC Circulator will run modified service due to the road closures. Two […]

DC Streetcar to Begin Passenger Service on Saturday, February 27

After more than a decade of planning, construction and testing, Mayor Muriel Bowser and District Department of Transportation (DDOT) Director Leif A. Dormsjo announced today that the DC Streetcar will open for full passenger service on Saturday, February 27 at 10 am, following a brief ceremony. “I’m proud to announce that Streetcar is ready for […]

DC Streetcar to Kick Off Rush Hour Safety Campaign

WHAT: The District Department of Transportation (DDOT) will kick off a special rush hour safety campaign at key locations along the H Street/Benning Road corridor beginning on May 20 and continuing biweekly on Wednesdays into the summer to coincide with safety advertising. The campaign will target pedestrians, motorists and cyclists with “share the road” safety […]

APTA Peer Review Finds DC Streetcar Can Open

Simulated Service will Cease Temporarily to Address Capital Repair Needs The District Department of Transportation (DDOT) announced today the findings of a letter from the American Public Transportation Association (APTA), which conducted a peer review of the H Street/Benning Road Streetcar system last week. The peer review panel concluded that there are no fatal flaws […]

DRIVERS: Stay Alert and Share the Roadway

District Department of Transportation (DDOT) is back on the corridor with safety tips reminding motorists to be safe and smart when driving and parking along H/Benning! The goal of DDOT’s safety campaign is to educate motorists about sharing the roadway and to continue to advocate for smart parking. Motorists should use caution while sharing the road […]

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 […]