Streetcar operations move into a new phase today with the start of pre-revenue operation ("PRO") runs. These runs will continue as "DDOT prepares the system for safety certification to carry passengers." For now the streetcars will have 15 minute headways.
Residents accustomed to the intermittent operation of streetcars during the run up to PRO will see a noticeable increase in activity along the corridor for the next three weeks. The full complement of streetcars will operate simulating normal service from early morning to late night. DDOT will also increase the distribution of safety information to pedestrians, motorists, and businesses along H Street NE and Benning Road NE to ensure the public is adequately informed about this increase in operations. The PRO will run for at least three weeks and will be extended as needed. This is the second time that streetcar has initiated PRO.
The hours of operation are:
- Monday-Thursday: 6am – midnight
- Friday: 6am – 2am
- Saturday: 8am – 2am
- Holidays: 8am – 10pm (No service on Christmas)