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Streetcar is included in 1 Expert Collection, including Auto Commerce.
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Latest Streetcar News
Feb 26, 2016
Open external links in tabs Photos, Video: Lessons Learned From An Early Ride On The Streetcar by Rachel Sadon in News on Feb 26, 2016 4:45 pm fullscreen view fullscreen close Many are still in a state district of disbelief, but tomorrow is, in fact, the day . Mayor Muriel Bowser will be taking the inaugural ride on the streetcar with passengers at 10 a.m. Local journalists got a chance today to check out the ride that The Economist recently deemed "D.C.’s pointless streetcar service" . After getting a safety demonstration (short version: maintain a handle on something), we were able to judge some things for ourselves. It's a smooth ride, but rather slow Service was so gentle that we spotted a cameraman taking a bit of a snooze at one point. That said, cars were also whizzing by as a car filled with reporters and camera operators traveled from the stop at 13th and H Street NE to the end of the line at Union Station at a stately pace of around 10 miles per hour. It took a little more than 15 minutes amid light traffic, and that was without stops to pick up passengers. Google estimates it would have taken 18 minutes to do the same trip on foot. General Manager Cleve Cleveland confirmed that the trip on a streetcar will be slower than the bus, but he said it isn't by all that much. He pointed out that the other side of the street was likely to be faster given the traffic patterns at that time of day (indeed the return trip was about three minutes quicker). Still, the operator repeatedly had to stop or slow down when people opened their car doors into the vehicle's path or pedestrians edged into the crosswalk. Whereas buses can maneuver around obstacles, the streetcar is obviously limited to stopping and going. Streetcar Media Ride from DCist on Vimeo . You can make friends, or awkward eye contact The streetcar feels decently roomy in most places, but there are a handful of seats that put you in close proximity to a fellow passenger. I had a chat across from Washington City Paper reporter Andrew Giambrone with our knees about three inches apart—and I am on the short side of the height spectrum. Streetcar offers awkward "make a new friend" seats. pic.twitter.com/heriMV6BZA — Will Sommer (@willsommer) February 26, 2016 Employees are just as ready as the public for this thing Streetcar operators have been driving up and down the same route sans passengers for more than a year; they really know what they're doing. "They're a great group, they're ready," Cleveland told DCist. As for him? "It's probably the toughest job I've ever had. But it is all worth it, this thing is ready to go. " Much of dc media is out here waiting on the streetcar. But you can't rush the streetcar. pic.twitter.com/aUnMy5SykO — Rachel Sadon (@Rachel_Sadon) February 26, 2016 The streetcar launches tomorrow morning, and for the time being all rides are free. In celebration of the occasion, a number of businesses on H Street are offering discounts Contact the author of this article or email firstname.lastname@example.org with further questions, comments or tips.
Streetcar Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)
When was Streetcar founded?
Streetcar was founded in 2004.
What is Streetcar's latest funding round?
Streetcar's latest funding round is Acquired.
How much did Streetcar raise?
Streetcar raised a total of $17.73M.
Who are the investors of Streetcar?
Investors of Streetcar include Zipcar and Smedvig Capital.