Washington: Funding Restored For Eastward Expansion Of D.C. Streetcar, But Georgetown Remains Off The Rails

June 14, 2017

By Martin Di Caro and Martin Austermuhle, WAMU 88.5 American University Radio; June 13, 2017

After an outcry from transit advocates and pushback from D.C. Mayor Muriel Bowser and Council member Vincent Gray (D-Ward 7), an eastward expansion of the city’s single streetcar line seems to be back on track, but plans for a new line stretching from Union Station to Georgetown are on hold — maybe indefinitely.

As part of the final passage of the $13.8 billion budget for 2018 on Tuesday, Chairman Phil Mendelson restored some of the money he had cut from Bowser’s six-year streetcar spending plan in late May.

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