As the D.C. streetcar celebrates it second birthday, it has carried two million passengers and catalyzed the remarkable transformation of the H Street corridor. But after a messy, long-delayed rollout, it still has significant kinks to work out. Even as plans for extensions to Benning Road and K Street inch forward, the District Department of Transportation doesn’t have a plan in place to charge fares, and officials are considering phasing out the original fleet decades earlier than expected because of manufacturer issues. As the saga of the streetcar continues, what’s next?


  • Sam Zimbabwe Chief Project Delivery Officer at District Department of Transportation(DDOT)
  • Max Smith Transportation reporter at WTOP; @amaxsmith

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