Wednesday, February 5, 2014

Georgia Avenue Streetcar meetings coming up, Feb. 18-20

The much ballyhooed Georgia Avenue Streetcar, which is supposed to connect Takoma with the Anacostia River, is making some progress -- in the form of plans and meetings (you can see the schedule for the first phase of planning at right.)

And we're in luck, DDOT is holding three community meetings to brief community residents on the progress and their plans, all coming up in about 2 weeks. Here's a lot more on the planning process from Greater Greater Washington.

Here's more info on the locations and times for the meeting:
DDOT News/Updates - 2nd Series of Public Meetings for North-South Corridor Planning Study Announced
Check out this link for additional information: The District Department of Transportation (DDOT) is in the middle of a planning study to examine opportunities for public transportation improvements in the North-South corridor through DC. Over the next year, DDOT will be working in collaboration with the community, area businesses, government agencies, and other stakeholders to identify and evaluate above-ground, high quality transit service. The study area is focused on a 9-mile, North-South corridor that connects the Takoma/Silver Spring area to the Buzzard Point/Southwest Waterfront area. The study area extends east to west from about 16th Street on the west to approximately one-quarter mile east of Georgia Avenue. 
Tuesday, February 18, 2014; 3:30pm-8:30pm. Presentation at 4:00pm and 7:00pm DCRA- 2nd Floor Community Room – 1100 4th St SW 
Wednesday, February 19, 2014; 3:30pm-8:00pm. Presentation at 4:00pm and 7:00pm Banneker Recreation Center – 2500 Georgia Ave NW 
Thursday, February 20, 2014; 3:30pm-8:00pm. Presentation at 4:00pm and 7:00pm Emery Recreation Center – 5701 Georgia Ave NW
While the streetcar may seem far away, remember that the H Street line is already undergoing testing with actual streetcars. That said, I imagine the Georgia Avenue line will be a year or so in the future, at least. DDOT seems to be avoiding mentioning any timetable. 

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