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EDITORIAL: Increase Streetcar System

In the 1960s, Washington, D.C., dismantled its extensive streetcar system, abandoning Georgetown neighborhood residents to find accessible transportation to downtown D.C. With the distance from Metro stations, long wait times for buses and high prices for ride-shares, Georgetown residents must decide between a fast commute and reasonable budget. Three years[Read More…]

by April 12, 2019 1 comment Editorial, Opinion
Exorcists Steps Designated as Historic Landmark

Exorcists Steps Designated as Historic Landmark

The Georgetown Exorcist Steps became recognized as a historic landmark after the Washington, D.C., Historic Preservation Review Board approved their application Jan. 24. The Prospect Street Citizens Association, a local group that advocates for the neighborhood, filed the application Sept. 25 of last year, citing the historical significance of D.C.’s[Read More…]

by February 5, 2019 1 comment City News, News, News - Top

Georgetown 2028 Plan Updated

The Georgetown Business Improvement District announced updates on the progress of its 2028 Action Plan during a meeting with local business owners, residents and property owners held at the House of Sweden Tuesday. The plan, a list of 75 action items to modernize the Georgetown neighborhood, was revealed at the[Read More…]

by February 6, 2015 0 comments City News, News, News - Top
FILE PHOTO: DANIEL SMITH/THE HOYA
The H Street-Benning Road NE streetcar project has been delayed again after safety testing revealed the potential for dangerous collisions.

Streetcar Project Delayed Repeatedly

The start date for the H Street-Benning Road NE streetcar has been delayed again due to the safety issues that have been plaguing the streetcar project since it began testing in September. Former Mayor Vincent Gray intended to have the streetcars fully operational at the end of his mayoral term.[Read More…]

by January 23, 2015 0 comments City News, News
ARTS COALITION FOR THE DUPONT UNDERGROUND
The Arts Coalition for the Dupont Underground will renovate abandoned streetcar tunnels to promote arts in the District.

Arts Coalition to Revive Abandoned Tunnels

The Arts Coalition for the Dupont Underground has begun renovating the abandoned streetcar tunnels under Dupont Circle to create a lively new space to showcase arts in the city. ACDU Founder Julian Hunt and Communications Consultant Braulio Agnese, who are spearheading the process, began their collaboration in 2010 after the[Read More…]

by January 23, 2015 0 comments City News, News
Muriel Bowser for DC Mayor

Muriel Bowser for DC Mayor

The city of Washington, D.C., looks undeniably different today than it did 20 years ago. A growing Metro system, a shrinking unemployment rate, a sharp decrease in violent crime and a revitalized downtown are just a few of the accomplishments that D.C. can boast since the beginning of its social[Read More…]

by March 25, 2014 8 comments Editorial, Opinion, Opinion - Top
Georgetown 15-Year Plan Includes Potential Metro Stop

Georgetown 15-Year Plan Includes Potential Metro Stop

The Georgetown Business Improvement District held its last community meeting for its Georgetown 2028 plan Thursday evening. The Georgetown 2028 project, which held its first meeting this summer, aims to discover various projects that would benefit the Georgetown neighborhood. According to BID, most large projects take 15 years to complete,[Read More…]

by October 4, 2013 0 comments City News, News

GU, Georgetown BID Aim to Bring Streetcar to Area

Georgetown University and the Georgetown Business Improvement District are looking to have the city-wide D.C. Streetcar project expanded deeper into the Georgetown area.   “Both the university and the BID are interested in how to get the streetcar to serve the university population since it is such an employment concentration[Read More…]

by April 5, 2013 0 comments News

Constructional Integrity

Fun fact: Besides a small section of track in London, Georgetown has the only remaining segments of conduit system streetcar track, a road design that was commonly used in the late 19th century. For most of the Georgetown community, the construction on such streetcar tracks has been adding a degree[Read More…]

by September 13, 2011 0 comments Opinion