Construction Starts at Car Barn Training Center Site

Phase One of Two Begins This Week


The District Department of Transportation (DDOT) will start work at the new Car Barn Training Center (CBTC) site, located at the corner of 26th Street and Benning Road NE, this week. The old library kiosk will be demolished as the first piece visible activity. Grading, or leveling of soil, and utility work may also start this week.

The CBTC will be built in two phases. Phase 1 will include the tracks and temporary facilities necessary to support system testing and certification and initial passenger service. Phase 2 construction will begin this fall. This phase will include the actual Car Barn Training Center building, which will include a conference room intended for community use. Construction on the CBTC is expected to conclude in Summer 2014. By phasing CBTC construction in this way, passenger service will not be delayed because of the Car Barn.

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