The DC Streetcar is a light-rail transit service designed to provide additional connections between neighborhoods, as well as spur economic growth in the District.
The basic goal of a streetcar project is to provide commuters and other travelers the benefits of improved public transportation in a cost-effective, environmentally sensitive, and socially responsible manner.
Additional goals of the new DC Streetcar system are to:
- Link neighborhoods with a modern, convenient, and attractive transportation alternative.
- Provide quality service to attract and reach new transit ridership.
- Offer a broader range of transit options for District residents.
- Reduce short inner-city auto trips, parking demand, traffic congestion, and air pollution.
- Encourage economic development and affordable housing options along streetcar corridors. (DC Streetcar Plan)
DDOT shall operate, develop, regulate, and finance the DC Streetcar. (D.C. Code § 50-921.04)
Procedures & Services
Energy Savings Initiatives - Streetcars
- District Department of Transportation DC Streetcar Amendment Act of 2012
- Transportation Infrastructure Amendment Act of 2010
- DCMR 10-A402: Policies and Actions: T-1 Linking Land Use and Transportation
- DCMR 10-A403.12: Policy T-1.1.6: Transportation Support Facilities
- DCMR 10-A407.22a: Policy T-2.1.5: District Streetcar System
- DCMR 18-16: DC Streetcar
- DCMR 18-2405: Stopping, Standing, or Parking Prohibited: No Sign Required
Design Standards & Specifications
Transportation Plans & Studies
- Streetcar Land Use Study: Phase One - January 2012
- Streetcar System Plan: H St/Benning Rd and Future Segments and Extensions