The Anacostia Extension Environmental Assessment (EA) study is currently examining the potential for a streetcar extension between the Anacostia Metrorail Station and the 11th Street Bridge, through historic Anacostia. This study will aid in identifying the streetcar alignment that best suits the goals of the project and the interests of the community. Additionally, in compliance with Section 106 of the National Historic Preservation Act, the project team is also evaluating the potential effects on historic and cultural resources within the study area.
The planning process for the Anacostia Extension began in 2011. A series of public meetings examined the purpose and need of the project, potential streetcar alignments, environmental and engineering findings, and historic and cultural impacts. At this time, the project team is finalizing the EA. Once the document is complete, a public hearing will be scheduled to present the EA to the community.