Tuesday, May 4, 2010

Ding Ding Ding Goes the Trolly: Metro Streetcar Debut This Week

 One of the most anticipated plans in DC Transportation History, the modern streetcar system, is about to hit another exciting and major milestone tomorrow.  The new DC Streetcar will be on display starting  tomorrow (May 5th) at City Center DC (the site of the old convention center), and run through Saturday.Admittance to the Showcase is free, and the event schedule is as follows:
  • Wednesday, May 5, 11am – 7pm
  • Thursday, May 6, 11am – 7pm
  • Friday, May 7, 11am – 7pm
  • Saturday, May 8, 11am – 5pm
Citizens will thave a unique opportunity to get a hands on look at the Skoda-Inekon built street cars, which are very similar to the ones currently being used in Portland, OR. 

Want to learn more about the Streetcar program? 
Check out these links for some good information:
d. Streetcar Showcase Announcement
d. Streetcar Proposed System Plan
d.Streetcar Homepage

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