Streetcar Showcase Scheduled For Next Week

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‘French Market Stop No.1 – Riverfront Streetcar, New Orleans, LA’
courtesy of ‘Ed Siasoco (aka SC Fiasco)’

It appears the crossroad of DC’s venture back into becoming a Streetcar city has been reached. The first modern street car is scheduled to make its District street premier next week in a DC Streetcar Showcase on Wednesday, May 5 at City Center DC (the site of the old convention center), according to a tweet from DDOT earlier today.

The Showcase schedule is as follows:

• Wednesday, May 5, 11am – 7pm
• Thursday, May 6, 11am – 7pm
• Friday, May 7, 11am – 7pm
• Saturday, May 8, 11am – 5pm

Additional Showcase-related events include:  a seminar on streetcar propulsion technology, hosted by DC Surface Transit (DCST), on Thursday, May 6, 2010, 5-7pm, at the Renaissance Hotel, 999 9th Street, NW and an extra excuse for celebration at Union Station’s National Train Day “party” on Saturday, May 8, 2010, from 11am – 4pm.

Visit DDOT DC’s website for more information.

Rachel moved to DC in the fall of 2005 to study Journalism and Music at American University. When she’s not keeping up with the latest Major League Baseball news, she works on making music as an accomplished singer-songwriter and was even a featured performer/speaker at TEDxDupont Circle in 2012. Rachel has also contributed to The Washington Examiner and MASN Sports’ Nationals Buzz as a guest blogger. See why she loves DC. E-Mail:

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