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DDOT Temporarily Suspends DC Streetcar Service for H Street Festival and Sunday Service Begins September 18


Sep 16, 2016

SOURCE: dcstreetcar.com

DDOT Temporarily Suspends DC Streetcar Service for H Street Festival

Posted on September 12, 2016
(Washington, DC) – The District Department of Transportation (DDOT) today announced a temporary suspension of DC Streetcar service on Saturday, September 17 for the H Street Festival. Streetcar service will operate Friday, September 16 from 6:00 am until 2:00 am September 17.

September 18 marks the first day for DC Streetcar Sunday Service. Sunday hours of operation will be 8:00 am to 10:00 pm.

H Street Festival Street closures

H Street will be closed between 3:30 am and 11:00 pm Saturday, September 17 at the following locations:

F Street NE between 4th Street NE and 14th Street NE – No Traffic Northbound
I Street NE between 4th Street NE and 14th Street NE – No Traffic Southbound
400 to 1300 B/O H Street NE – No Traffic East/Westbound
DDOT urges those taking part in the festival to be aware of road closures and heavy pedestrian traffic around the H Street corridor. DDOT traffic control officers and the Metropolitan Police Department (MPD) will be on site managing pedestrian traffic and road closures.

For more information please visit: www.dcstreetcar.com/2016/08/dc-streetcar-marks-six-months-passenger-service/


DC Streetcar Marks Six Months of Passenger Service
Posted on August 25, 2016
Sunday Service Begins September 18

Washington, DC) – The District Department of Transportation (DDOT) today announced the DC Streetcar will begin Sunday service September 18, the day after the 11th annual H Street Festival.

This announcement comes as the DC Streetcar marks its six-month milestone this weekend, Saturday, August 27. The system began passenger service February 27 with more than 8,100 people joining Mayor Muriel Bowser for the inaugural ride on the new system. The start of passenger service marked the return of streetcars to the District for the first time since 1962.

“With six months of passenger service complete, the streetcar is ready for the next step forward, the launch of Sunday service,” said Mayor Muriel Bowser. “We continue to be impressed by the ridership numbers and look forward to attracting even more people to the H Street/Benning Road corridor each and every day of the week.”

Monthly data shows the streetcar has consistently exceeded ridership projections. In the six months since passenger service began, the streetcar has carried well over 400,000 passengers, stimulating economic development, tourism and general interest along the corridor.

Along with the addition of Sunday service, the DC Streetcar is also reducing headway times on the system from 15 to 12 minutes. The system is also at full strength with all six vehicles now available for passenger service.

DC Streetcar hours of operation:

Monday-Thursday: 6 am – midnight
Friday: 6 am – 2 am
Saturday: 8 am – 2 am
Sunday/Holidays: 8 am – 10 pm

The 2.4-mile DC Streetcar line services eight stops from Union Station to Oklahoma Avenue at RFK Stadium’s parking lot.


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