I promise you that we will get the Street Car along H Street and Benning Road line up and running. #SODA15 pic.twitter.com/TGralsDiR4
— Mayor Muriel Bowser (@MayorBowser) March 31, 2015
The streetcar, which so recently found itself on the ropes and with its future looking bleak, got a huge boost last night when Mayor Bowser committed to not only get the H Street/Benning Road line up and running, but also to extend it Ward 7 and eventually take it all the way across the District to Georgetown. You've got to love the love the symbolism if nothing else. And here's the streetcar money quote that appeared in the Washington Post: “We all know that [the streetcar process] has been long on promises and short on results. That changes now." Nice!
Bowser Pledges to Send Streetcar to Ward 7 and Georgetown (Washington City Paper)
Muriel Bowser promises to finish the DC streetcar from Georgetown to Ward 7 (Greater Greater Washington)
D.C. Mayor Muriel Bowser pledges new era of government accountability (Washington Post)
Also of interest is this recent post from District Cuisine: H Street Restaurants Speak Out In Support of Streetcar.