Preliminary engineering for the commissioning track, storage yard and maintenance facility began in Fall 2012, and construction is currently underway. The District’s streetcar vehicles will be transferred to this site in Spring 2013 in order to begin the testing and commissioning process, before the vehicles can be put into service onto H/Benning. Testing and commissioning ensures that the streetcars are safe for the public and that their drivers are trained and experienced before service begins. All testing and commissioning activities will take place completely within District Department of Transportation (DDOT) right-of-way, off the roadway, and behind a secure fence.
Site Construction Photos