Welcome Aboard DC Streetcar. Riding DC Streetcar is easy and convenient. Fare is free for a limited time. There are a number of tools to help you navigate your trip.
After more than 50 years, DC Streetcar is back to provide District residents and visitors another transportation option designed to connect our District neighborhoods. Checkout our FAQs for quick answers and stay informed with Resources such as videos, studies and future plans.
The existing H/Benning Line is just the first segment of the DC Streetcar system. Mayor Muriel Bowser has committed to expanding the H/Benning line east (Benning Extension) and west (Union Station to Georgetown). These pages contain planning and public involvement information for both those lines, including other lines that have been studied.
Safety is DC Streetcar’s number one priority. Whether you are driving, walking or cycling, DDOT wants to ensure that your interaction with DC Streetcar is a safe and positive experience.
To ensure your safety and make your trip as comfortable as possible, follow these tips when riding DC Streetcar:
Bikes are allowed on DC Streetcar during non-peak hours, space permitting, in the center section of the streetcars. There are no internal or external bike racks, so please hold your bike upright while riding. When traveling to and from the streetcar, we recommend using the G and I Street bike lanes to avoid riding parallel to the vehicle tracks. Remember to always cross the tracks at a right angle. (See more safety tips here.)
The modern streetcar’s interior layout is designed to accommodate wheelchairs using wide passenger doors that are level with the station platforms. The streetcars have level floor areas with substantial standing areas that can be used by wheelchairs. Vehicles also accommodate bikes and strollers.