Thursday, November 21, 2013
Mayor Gray Declares A Firm Deadline For The H Street Streetcar To Begin Running
At the four minute mark of one segment of a WJLA interview with Mayor Vincent Gray aired this morning, a caller asked him about the H Street streetcar. The caller (without supporting evidence) attacked the streetcar as something that will "paralyze" traffic and limit parking and Gray gave a well-articulated defense for the streetcar, outlining what it will bring to the city. At the 5:29 mark of the same interview segment, Mayor Gray stated that "We'll have passenger service probably starting in January, but no later than early February, when we get an additional car."
I'm not sure if Gray has emphatically set a deadline like this for the streetcar before, but he sounds very confident that we'll see streetcars running down H by early February or possibly as soon as January.
Posted by Alan Page at 7:34 PM