Friday, September 26, 2014
Heads Up: the Streetcar Begins Pre-Revenue Operations Monday
By now we've probably all seen the streetcars traveling down H Street, but on Monday they will start running on the same schedule they will follow once they take on passengers (still not clear exactly when you'll be able to ride them). That means headways of roughly ten minutes.
Here are the service hours:
Friday: 6am– 2am
Saturday: 8am – 2am
Sundays and Holidays: 8am – 10pm
DDOT has also been reminding people of a few safety tips:
-Streetcars share the roadways, but cannot veer around vehicles.
-Vehicles, including delivery trucks, should be sure to park within the lines and use designated loading zones. The Department of Public Works is now ticketing and towing vehicles that impede the path of the streetcar.
-Pedestrians, motorists and bicyclists should use caution as they travel through the corridor.
-Remember to “Look, Listen, Be Safe!” near streetcar vehicles at all times—look both ways and listen for the streetcar before stepping into the crosswalk.
-Never walk in front of a moving streetcar.
-Traffic and pedestrian signals exist for your safety—follow them to ensure your safety.