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An independent consultant hired by Arlington County has found that the planned Columbia Pike streetcar could generate between $2.2-3 billion more than an enhanced bus system for the corridor over the next 30 years.
As testing for the new DC Streetcar line continues, wires that power the cars will remain energized and officials are reminding the public to stay clear of the power stations and overhead lines.
Hundreds gathered outside the Districts Department of Employment Services office in Northeast D.C. Monday hoping to be one of the lucky few to fill 34 job opening for the District's new streetcar system.
As the District of Columbia prepares for the beginning of streetcar service, busy work is going on over the next few weeks up and down the H Street-Benning Road NE corridor.
The weekend before Thanksgiving brings more Metro track work plus some local parades. But road work will begin to ease ahead of the holiday travel rush.
The much-anticipated launch of streetcar service in the District of Columbia has been delayed and won't begin until early 2014, WTOP has learned.
Arlington County will be getting a costly reexamination of the need for a streetcar, and it will be paying consultant HR&A Advisors nearly $100,000 to determine the need.
As construction crews wind down their work on the first streetcar network since the 1960s, motorists and residents near Benning Road NE in D.C. will deal with more gridlock in the months to come.
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