Tuesday, November 16, 2010

Reminder: Important Streetcar Hearing tomorrow at 2 p.m.

Reminder that an important hearing to review DDOT's recently detailed plans and to authorize the use of the funds to implement streetcars on H Street will occur tomorrow.  If you are interested in testifying, please contact Ms. April Hawkins-Mason by email at ahawkinsmason@dccouncil.us or telephone at (202) 724-8195 to be added to the witness list prior to 5 p.m. today. 

Hearing: Streetcar Project Comprehensive Plan Approval Resolution
When: Wednesday, November 17, 2010, 2:00 – 6:00 pm
Where: Room 120 in the Wilson Building, 1350 Penn Ave NW
What: A public hearing on the DDOT Streetcar Plan. DDOT released its updated version on its overall Streetcar Plan for DC, including many specifics for the H Street and Benning Road line. The plan details DDOT's plans for the design, construction and operation of the system and covers topics such as operations, safety, fare collection, and funding. The hearing is to get feedback on DDOT’s plan.

Link to DDOT submitted plan: http://ddot.dc.gov/DC/DDOT/On+Your+Street/Mass+Transit+in+DC/DC+Streetcar/System+Plan+October+2010

Link to summary of hearing notice: http://streetcars4dc.org/?p=253


  1. Folks who can't make it can also submit written testimony. The deadline for submitting written testimony is tomorrow at 5 p.m.

  2. Written testimony can be a simple email. It takes 5 mins and is worth the effort!

  3. It is damn near impossible to follow this hearing via the web. Where does DC find microphones this bad?