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From A To B: What Does It Take To Build A Streetcar Line?

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The District's new H Street/Benning Road Streetcar Project is scheduled to be completed at the end of this year.
Martin Di Caro
The District's new H Street/Benning Road Streetcar Project is scheduled to be completed at the end of this year.

It's been fifty years since D.C. had a working streetcar line. And transportation officials say building a new streetcar system from scratch is proving to be a tricky process. The D.C. Department of Transportation takes WAMU on a tour of streetcar construction on H Street to view the challenges and disruptions of building a line along a busy corridor. Transportation reporter Martin Di Caro dons a hard hat to bring us the story.


[Music: "From A to B" by The Futureheards from The Futureheads / "Streetcar" by The Bob Crewe Generation from The Best of Bob Crewe: Music to Watch Girls By]

Video: Streetcars Moving Forward on H Street

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