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.