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It’s Alive! Streetcar Rolls Down H Street NE

by Tim Regan — February 27, 2016 at 10:55 am 2 Comments

The D.C. Streetcar has successfully launched. No, seriously.

Though the project to send a streetcar down H Street NE took nearly $200 million and lasted longer than it took to send a man to the moon, it’s finally complete.

Don’t believe us? Here’s some proof:

BONUS: Here’s a photo of that cheeky Nando’s trolley.

  • Anne Hultgren

    Has anyone done the math on how many fares it will take to break even? How are the operational costs impacting taxpayers? What a ridiculous project. I’m not a pessimist, I’m logical; it won’t be long until pedestrians and cars start getting hit (losing doors) as a result. I’d love to be wrong.

  • Hill Resident

    Oh good. I can hardly wait for this multi-million dollar boondoggle to “revitalize” a street that, prior to the existence of said boondoggle, already contained several dozen restaurants, bars, cafes, and shops — several of which the average DC resident cannot afford. I mean, the H Street directory lists only a mere 232 establishments (http://hstreet.org/businesses/)! Hopefully this shiny streetcar can finally bring a business or two to H Street! Yup, we sure need the local DC government wasting millions of our tax dollars to make commerce happen. The liberals in this city once again get what they paid (voted) for: wasted money.

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