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Wednesday, May 11, 2011

CP: Committee of 100 Honors Streetcar Gadfly


DC Streetcar Front, originally uploaded by Mr. T in DC.

Housing Complex reports that the Committee of 100 (scroll down to the bottom)  has honored their Transportation Committee Chair Meg Maguire (who fought overhead wires for Streetcars).

3 comments:

This place is messed up... said...

Boo to Ms. Maguire and her damn award.

What's the status of the overhead wires that this non-H St.resident fought so hard for and is now apparently being rewarded for her efforts. Does anyone have anything definitive to report?

lou said...

Fossils rule, I guess.

Anonymous said...

Council decided a year ago to allow overhead wires on H Street. DDOT is required to use a system that can go for at least one mile without wires (so a kind of hybrid.)
They have an RFP for this out to the industry. Other cities are interested in this type of system too. It's a rapidly evolving technology so they aren't saying exactly what the system will eventually be. Now they will use wires but they aren't deciding on a specific system now that might be obsolete in 5 years.