D.C. Streetcar Can Start Running As Soon As Feb. 26, Safety Agency Says

Safety oversight officials within the D.C. Fire and EMS Department have approved the long-delayed, oft-criticized H Street-Benning Road streetcar project, pending a final review expected to wrap up in the next week.

The city’s first streetcar line since 1962 may start carrying passengers along the Northeast D.C. corridor “on or after Feb. 26,” according to a letter notifying federal transportation officials the $200 million, 2.2-mile line is ready to go after weeks of system testing and document reviews.

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