DC Streetcar: Derailment Simulation

This summer DC Fire and Emergency Medical Services (FEMS) personnel have been getting familiar with DC Streetcar through a series of classroom and hands on training. These are the first responders who will manage any incidents that may occur on the system. In this video Deputy Associate Director Ralph Burns describes the simulated derailment on the test tracks at the Testing & Commissioning Site.

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DC Streetcar: DC Fire and Emergency Medical Services (FEMS) Training

Deputy Associate Director Ralph Burns talks about DC Fire and Emergency Medical Services (FEMS) personnel getting familiar with DC Streetcar through a series of classroom and hands on training.

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DC Streetcar: Equipment Installation

Deputy Associate Director Ralph Burns describes what equipment is being installed on the streetcar vehicles at the Testing & Commissioning Site.

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DC Streetcar: Operator Communications Simulation

Deputy Associate Director Ralph Burns talks about how the operators communicate with one another. Here the team is simulating radio communications as part of their training at the Testing & Commissioning Site.

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DC Streetcar: Operator Training at Testing & Commissioning Site

Construction is moving along on H/Benning. Check out Deputy Associate Director Ralph Burns discussing what’s happening at the Testing & Commissioning Site with operator training.

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DC Streetcar: CBTC Construction Update

We’re busy pouring concrete at the Car Barn Training Center. Program Manager Thomas Perry tells us why that’s important.

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Train Control Testing on H/Benning

DDOT Program Manager Thomas Perry discussing the train control testing process that’s happening on the H/Benning corridor!

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Integrated Premium Transit pre-SOQ Meeting, 2/18/14

DDOT issued an RFQ for a 22-mile Integrated Premium Transit system on January 31, 2014. A pre-Statement of Qualifications meeting was held on February 18, 2014. More materials related to the RFQ can be found on DCstreetcar.com and www.ocp.dc.gov.

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DC Streetcar Delivery

On Friday, December 13, the first vehicle was delivered from the Testing and Commissioning site to H Street/Benning Road. This delivery marks another milestone in the historic return of streetcars to the District. The delivery of the vehicle was witnessed by cheering residents, businesses and families who are excited to see its return.

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DC Streetcar Safety Video

DC Streetcar is in motion on H Street as it’s tested and certified for the opening of the system and regular operations. Testing during live traffic conditions is important to the certification process.  This new safety video introduces the system to users and offers tips and reminders on staying safe.  Look, Listen, Be Safe!

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