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It's a tale of two cities involving a streetcar line. Some say it's a game of chicken between Arlington and Alexandria. Others say they can come together over Four Mile Run.
The D.C. Department of Transportation has grand plans for a vast network of streetcars, criss-crossing the city. On Thursday, the agency took another step toward that goal by ordering two brand new streetcars.
District of Columbia transportation officials will be providing residents with an update on the new streetcar that's expected to begin operating next summer.
The District Department of Transportation selected Oregon Iron Works, Inc. to build two streetcars, which the city describes as "modern," according to a recent release, to run with three cars the city already owns. The new network includes a line along the H Street corridor in Northeast.
The District Department of Transportation is dismantling six blocks of O and P Streets, between 37th Street and Wisconsin Avenue. After utility lines have been replaced, the bumpy brick and streetcar tracks will be returned to their original position -- except with a little smoother feel.
In the last three years, 82 new businesses have been attracted to the ever-changing H Street Corridor in Northeast D.C. City leaders say it's all because of one thing -- the streetcar. So where are they?
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