Streetcars coming to H Street. (via Wash. Biz Journal)
Wells also says he has a commitment from the mayor that the first cars will run on H Street....
"I called Fenty and asked Fenty and he said he would make H Street first," Wells said. "It completely transforms that whole corridor." Running a start line in a place where residents will embrace it was essential, he added. "It's probably the biggest decision about streetcars."
Gabe Klein, director of DDOT, confirmed that Fenty had directed an acceleration of plans for the H Street line, where trak construction originally began not to serve as a test route but to coincide with other street infrastructure work...
"What the Mayor has challenged us to do is to accelerate the H Street project, to make it operational faster," Klein said.
Thursday, October 15, 2009
HUGE news about streetcars coming to H Street. Tommy Wells deserves a great deal of credit for this, as does the Mayor for calling for the H Street streetcars project to be accelerated. Streetcars along with the streetscaping are going to make a huge difference throughout the corridor.
Posted by H Street Great Street at 12:50 PM