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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, or cycling, 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

DC Streetcar vehicles began carrying passengers on the H/Benning line on February 27, 2016. As motorists, pedestrians and bicyclists share the road with DC Streetcar and our passengers, we encourage everyone to be familiar with our simple safety tips designed to keep you safe.


CBTC Construction

Construction continues at the Car Barn Training Center (CBTC) on the eastern end of the line, at Benning Road and 26th Street NE. The CBTC 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 Videos

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.

Motorist Safety Video

Our operators offer tips on sharing the road as a motorist.

Bicycle Safety Video

DDOT discusses safe cycling in the streetcar corridor.

Pedestrian Signals and Crosswalks are Important!

DDOT explains the importance of following pedestrian signals, especially at intersections where streetcars follow their own signals.