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: http://www.dcstreetcar.com/projects/future-lines/northsouth/ 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
NORTHWhile 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.
Thursday, February 20, 2014; 3:30pm-8:00pm. Presentation at 4:00pm and 7:00pm Emery Recreation Center – 5701 Georgia Ave NW