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by Andrea Swalec — February 23, 2015 at 9:15 am 1 Comment

Construction at 3rd and H streets NE, Feb. 10, 2015

Streetcar ‘Flash Fire’ — A brief “flash fire” broke out atop an H Street streetcar about 11:45 p.m. Saturday. DDOT officials called the fire an isolated incident but didn’t provide additional information. [Washington Post]

More Bike Lanes Coming — Several stretches of new bike lanes are set to be created on the Hill this year, including near Union Station. [Greater Greater Washington]

Southwest Waterfront Transformation — Washington City Paper dug into how The Wharf redevelopment will change Southwest. “People are going to start to realize that the water’s what they’ve been missing,” one developer said. [Washington City Paper]

Carjackings and Car Thefts Are Up District-Wide — Police are investigating a wave of carjackings and car thefts. Two of the four young people charged earlier this month with carjackings on the Hill and in NoMa are believed to be responsible for additional crimes. [Washington Post]

  • bob

    this from all appearances was a typical icy wire arc. and well within the normal safe operations of a typical overhead wire operation. I am sure if one had walked up onto the Hopscotch brdige and watched the Amtrak trains pulling in and out of Union Station I am confident one would have seen similar flashing as the electric vaporizes the ice from the wire. it appears everything on the car worked as designed… don’t need to make mountain from molehill

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