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Wed May 1, 2013, 06:09 PM

D.C.'s First Streetcars Roll in For Testing

[font size="1"]A D.C. Streetcar (Martin Di Caro)[/font]

The last time a streetcar ran in D.C. was 1962, but on Wednesday, city officials welcomed them back.

Three streetcars are being delivered to the city this week for testing. Standing at 66 feet long and eight feet wide, each streetcar can fit 157 peopleómore than a standard Metro rail car.

Speaking at a press conference, D.C. Mayor Vincent Gray said the goal was have the H St/Benning line operational by the end of this year.

And to drum up ridership, fares could be free for a while. ...................(more)

The complete piece is at: http://www.wnyc.org/blogs/transportation-nation/2013/may/01/dcs-first-streetcars-roll-testing-mayor-mulls-free-fares/

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Wed May 1, 2013, 07:52 PM

1. I remember seeing photos of DC with streetcar rails on the streets.

Constitution Avenue, I think?

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