Monday, May 3, 2010

Tommy Wells to host streetcar tour Friday, May 7, at 5:30 pm

Wells to Host Special Tour of DC Streetcars Bound for H Street Corridor

This Friday, May 7, 2010, Councilmember Tommy Wells will join business leaders, ANC Commissioners, neighbors and advocates for a special tour of one of the District’s streetcars bound for the H Street Corridor and currently on display to the public.

“Streetcars represent the next generation of public transportation,” stated Wells. “Our Metro system, as wonderful as it is, was designed to move people in and out of the city. Streetcars are about connecting neighborhoods. I’m excited to join neighbors and others to get on board the streetcar and get a feel for what soon will be riding the rails on H Street and Benning Road.”

Councilmember Wells is organizing an exciting evening to celebrate not only the unveiling of the streetcar, but also the H Street Corridor and its wonderful small businesses.

4:00 pm – The Old Town Trolley will depart Atlas Theater (1333 H Street, NE) for the site of the DDOT streetcar downtown display. The Trolley will make regular shuttle trips between the sites approximately every 30 minutes. The H Street Shuttle will complement the Trolley service when it begins its regular daily service at 5 pm.

5:00 pm – Last Trolley departure from the Atlas Theater before streetcar tour begins.

5:30 pm – Councilmember Wells will lead neighbors and leaders on a special tour of the District’s streetcar on display downtown at City Center DC (Lot B, 9th & H Street, NW).

6:30 pm – Councilmember Wells and neighbors will board the last trolley departing downtown for the return trip to the Atlas Theater and a happy hour celebration at SOVA Espresso & Wine (1359 H Street NE).

7:00 pm – Councilmember Tommy Wells and other invited Councilmembers will address streetcar supporters.

The Downtown Streetcar Exhibit will be located on Lot B of Center City DC. The public entrance is located at 9th and H Street, NW. In addition to the Trolley and H Street Shuttle, the site is easily accessible from the Gallery Place Metro Station.

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