It's been 52 years since streetcars last ran on D.C. streets, and city officials have been working to prepare residents, drivers, cyclists, and business owners for what life with trolley will look and feel like.
Sarles is expected to say the Silver Line will be "operationally ready" on May 27. That means—barring any further setbacks—Metro will take the project from the airports authority so it can begin final testing and workforce training, which can last up to 90 days.
First it was 2012. Then 2013. Now D.C. officials promise that a long-awaited streetcar along H Street and Benning Road NE will run by late summer or early fall. But why has returning streetcars to D.C. taken so long?
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