DDOT this afternoon released a 42-page updated Streetcar System Plan to the Council for review and approval. The plan focuses on the existing line that is intended to run from Union Station to Benning Rd NE & Oklahoma Ave NE, as well as the Anacostia line that’s planned to run from the Anacostia Metro to 2750 South Capitol Street near St. Elizabeth’s.
DDOT intends to have the system begin operations in the Spring of 2012. The plan released today includes a set of goals that have been funded by the council but require approval. Those plans include options for turnarounds at both termini (10 sites, total) and a maintenance facility (3 sites, total), and recommendations based on those options, and will build overhead power lines along the H Street line. We’ll have more about the plan later this week.