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DDOT Scraps Plans for Streetcar Line Expansion Into Georgetown

By Ishaan Rai January 31, 2020

The Washington, D.C. Department of Transportation abandoned plans to extend a streetcar line into Georgetown on Jan. 14, marking the end to a yearslong push for the project’s completion. DC Streetcar,...

EDITORIAL: Increase Streetcar System

By Editorial Board April 12, 2019

In the 1960s, Washington, D.C., dismantled its extensive streetcar system, abandoning Georgetown neighborhood residents to find accessible transportation to downtown D.C. With the distance from Metro stations,...

Exorcists Steps Designated as Historic Landmark

By Dustin Hartuv February 5, 2019

The Georgetown Exorcist Steps became recognized as a historic landmark after the Washington, D.C., Historic Preservation Review Board approved their application Jan. 24. The Prospect Street Citizens...

Georgetown 2028 Plan Updated

By Kristen Fedor February 6, 2015

The Georgetown Business Improvement District announced updates on the progress of its 2028 Action Plan during a meeting with local business owners, residents and property owners held at the House of Sweden...

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The H Street-Benning Road NE streetcar project has been delayed again after safety testing revealed the potential for dangerous collisions.

Streetcar Project Delayed Repeatedly

By Margaret Heftler January 23, 2015

The start date for the H Street-Benning Road NE streetcar has been delayed again due to the safety issues that have been plaguing the streetcar project since it began testing in September. Former...

ARTS COALITION FOR THE DUPONT UNDERGROUND
The Arts Coalition for the Dupont Underground will renovate abandoned streetcar tunnels to promote arts in the District.

Arts Coalition to Revive Abandoned Tunnels

By Sarah Smith January 23, 2015

The Arts Coalition for the Dupont Underground has begun renovating the abandoned streetcar tunnels under Dupont Circle to create a lively new space to showcase arts in the city. ACDU Founder Julian...

Muriel Bowser for DC Mayor

Muriel Bowser for DC Mayor

By The Editorial Board March 25, 2014

The city of Washington, D.C., looks undeniably different today than it did 20 years ago. A growing Metro system, a shrinking unemployment rate, a sharp decrease in violent crime and a revitalized downtown...

Georgetown 15-Year Plan Includes Potential Metro Stop

By Rebecca Driessen October 4, 2013

The Georgetown Business Improvement District held its last community meeting for its Georgetown 2028 plan Thursday evening. The Georgetown 2028 project, which held its first meeting this summer,...

GU, Georgetown BID Aim to Bring Streetcar to Area

By Guthrie Angeles April 5, 2013

Georgetown University and the Georgetown Business Improvement District are looking to have the city-wide D.C. Streetcar project expanded deeper into the Georgetown area.   “Both the university...

Sunday Night Wrapup: My Heart Will Go On

By Michelle Cassidy and Michelle Cassidy April 15, 2012

Hopefully you didn't encounter any bad luck on Friday the 13th (or the rest of the weekend for that matter). But just in case you broke a mirror, walked under a ladder or ran into a whole gang of black...

D.C. Streetcars Strike Back

By Elaine Li and Elaine Li February 21, 2012

Ever wondered what went down in the Car Barn before Georgetown professors and students began making use of it? Well, the next time you’re sitting in class, minutes away from dozing off, think about...

Constructional Integrity

By The Editorial Board September 13, 2011

Fun fact: Besides a small section of track in London, Georgetown has the only remaining segments of conduit system streetcar track, a road design that was commonly used in the late 19th century. For...

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