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

Streetcar Utilities Standard of Practice 

See Related

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PDF File 2019 DCS Design Criteria Final (1).pdf

26 Mar, 2022 by James Graham

PDF File Energy Savings Initiatives.pdf

26 Mar, 2022 by James Graham

PDF File Streetcar Utilities Standard of Practice.pdf

26 Mar, 2022 by James Graham