DC Streetcar: Bike Safety

DDOT’s Jim Sebastian shares bike safety tips around streetcar tracks and introduces the G and I Street NE contraflow bike lanes.

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DC Streetcar: Midline Substation

Our midline substation is hiding in plain sight. DDOT’s Thomas Perry explains.

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DC Streetcar: Streetcar Signalization / Intersection Safety

DDOT’s Ralph Burns explains how streetcar signalization works at certain intersections, emphasizing the need for pedestrian awareness.

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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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DC Streetcar Construction Update

For the last several months, DDOT and the streetcar team have been busy at work along H Street and Benning Road on the last leg of streetcar construction. Right now the team is performing final design and construction for several areas of the project, including streetcar turnarounds, the Car Barn Training Center, pole and overhead wire installation, track installation for turnarounds, pocket tracks, and final roadway.

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DC Streetcar – OCS Pole Installation

The DC Streetcar Team began installing Overhead Catenary System (OCS) poles on H Street in September. These poles will eventually hold wires and power the streetcars. OCS pole installation will be occurring throughout the H /Benning corridor the rest of this month, wrapping up by October. Stringing wire from the OCS poles will begin in October.

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Pocket Track Pour

On September 12th, 2013, the DC Streetcar Team poured the first section of the track slab at the pocket tracks on Benning Road between 21st Street and 24th Street. To prepare for the pour, the team sets and welds rail and installs rebar, cross-bonds (for electrical continuity) and formwork. Once finished, the pocket track will allow streetcars to enter and exit the Car Barn Training Center. Work on the pocket track will continue into early October.

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DC Streetcars now powered up at the Testing & Commissioning Site!

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DC Streetcar Vehicle Movement from Greenbelt to Anacostia

Mayor Vincent Gray welcomes the District’s first set of streetcars as they arrived from Greenbelt to begin a new testing phase in Anacostia.

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DC Streetcars in the News!!

We received LOTS of great news coverage on Mayor Gray’s press conference from our Testing and Commissioning Site in Anacostia on Wednesday, May 1, 2013. We marked the arrival of our current streetcar fleet, coming out of storage in Greenbelt. Check out our TV clips below!

A live interview with DC Streetcar Spokesperson Dara Ward prior to the press conference.

DC Breaking Local News Weather Sports FOX 5 WTTG

Mayor Gray, Councilmember Cheh and DDOT Director Terry Bellamy are all featured in this next clip.

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DC Streetcar proposed Car Barn Training Center video simulation

Updated simulation and renderings of the proposed Car Barn Training Center at Benning Road and 26th Street NE. (Approved by the CFA and HPRB)

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DC Streetcar on NewsChannel 8

DDOT’s own Ronaldo “Nick” Nicholson, Deputy Director and Chief Engineer, chats with NewsTalk’s Brianne Carter about DC Streetcar on Friday, March 8, 2013.

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DC Streetcar Simulation Video – 1

Simulation of the DC Streetcar stopping on H St NE for passengers at 3rd St NE, then continuing up the Hopscotch Bridge, where it can later be seen coming back down the bridge.

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DC Streetcar Simulation Video – 2

Simulation of the DC Streetcar stopping on the Hopscotch Bridge to unload passengers, who use the crosswalk to access Union Station.

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DC Streetcar Vehicle Testing

Here is a video of our existing streetcars operating on their own power. The three vehicles have battery backup power for emergencies. Technicians from the manufacturer, Inekon, tested and assessed the condition of the streetcars for two weeks in April 2012 – getting them ready for service in 2013.

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82 Streetcar Line

Video of the 82 Streetcar Line running from Eckington in DC, through Woodridge, Mount Rainier, Brentwood, North Brentwood, Hyattsville, Riverdale Park, College Park and terminating in Branchville.

SOURCE:  jway68 YouTube

 

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