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DDOT’s number one priority is to make DC Streetcar safe for everyone through every phase of its development and throughout its service. Whether you are driving, walking, biking, or riding, we want to ensure that your interaction with DC Streetcar is a safe and positive experience.

Make safe decisions when you are traveling near the streetcar system. Learn to be DC Streetcar savvy by:


Safety Is Our Priority

Safety testing on H Street
DC Streetcar Vehicles are now back on H Street and Benning Road NE to continue the Testing and Commissioning Phase. This means motorists, pedestrians and bicyclists will begin sharing the road with a new transit option. Learn more about the Testing and Commissioning Process here.Using the test track on South Capitol Street SE, DC Streetcar operators have already begun to familiarize themselves with the cars and have conducted safety training with local emergency response agencies. Once safety certification is complete, the system can open for passenger service. Now is the time to get familiar with our simple safety tips designed to keep you safe.

Construction Continues

CBTC site view from NE

While construction of the H/Benning Line will soon conclude, construction on the Car Barn Training Center (CBTC) on the eastern end continues. The CBTC located at Benning Road and 26th Street NE, will handle storage and light maintenance of the vehicles and will also feature an educational and training facility for high school and college students. This area is an active construction zone so please follow these helpful safety tips:

  • Be aware of activity as you approach construction zones.
  • Remove your earphones and pause your conversation.
  • Sign up to receive updates and download helpful safety tips here.


Safety Resources

DC Streetcar Safety Video

It has been 50 years since streetcars ran on DC’s streets. This safety video introduces the system to users and offers tips and reminders on staying safe.