October 23, 2009

K Street Transitway Video

To follow up on the previous post on reviving the city’s streetcar network, d. has produced a video simulation of what the K Street Transitway will look like.  Skip ahead to 5:07 to see the streetcar cameo.

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  1. Thanks for the post!

    One item of note, which may or may not be relevant, the video clearly show catenary wires in the streetcar simulation. K Street is within the L’Enfant City/Georgetown, and therefore has a Congressionally mandated ban on overhead wires.

    I’m not opposed to relaxing the ban for LRT/Streetcars, but the ban does exist.

    Matt Johnson - October 23, 2009 @ 12:27 pm
  2. Indeedy, that legal hurdle does pose a serious challenge. The Biz. Journal says that Councilmember Wells will try to overturn it, but I don’t understand how the Council thinks it can just overturn a Federal law. Perhaps there’s a provision in the original law providing the Council the ability to do so. I’m probably going to search for the actual legislation when I have some time.

    admin - October 23, 2009 @ 1:14 pm

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