The DC Streetcar provides a comfortable transit ride on H Street NE. DC plans to extend it to Benning Road in the east and Georgetown in the west.

DCST supports funding the streetcar's expansion on both ends to create a maximally useful transportation link. DCST also recommends running the streetcar in a dedicated lane as much as possible, particularly in the congested area west of Union Station.

From the Blog

    • Phil Mendelson restores some, but not all, streetcar and solar funding

      By David Alpert     June 12th, 2017

      For the first vote on DC's budget on May 30, DC Council Chairman Phil Mendelson slashed streetcar funding and a program that provides incentives for more solar power in DC. The budget lacked money necessary to extend the streetcar to Benning Road, never mind downtown. Now, he's proposing to bring back some but not all of the lost funding.

    • DC Council Chairman Mendelson says he didn’t cut the Benning Road streetcar extension. DDOT says “that’s false.”

      By David Alpert     June 8th, 2017

      When a final budget came out of the DC Council the night after Memorial Day, I reported that it cut $60 million from the DC Streetcar and that would significant delay, or permanently scuttle, extending the line to Benning Road Metro in Ward 7. Chairman Phil Mendelson is disputing that's the effect of his cuts, but transportation officials re-confirmed to me that is exactly what will happen if the cuts stay.

    • DC Council Chairman Mendelson’s budget slashes the streetcar to Benning Road

      By David Alpert     May 30th, 2017

      Residents of DC's Ward 7, who have long awaited new investment in their community and support extending the H Street streetcar line to Benning Road, will have to wait six years or forever if the budget released last night by Chairman Phil Mendelson passes. That budget cuts about $97 million from transportation capital projects.