April 13, 2012
Will serve a population of more than 85,000 people who live and work within walking distance of 17 planned stops. The U.S. Department of Transportation has committed $78.7 million to the $196.6 million project thus far, including $63 million in TIGER funds awarded in 2010 and $15.7 million from other Transportation Department funding sources.
April 10, 2012
Will manufacture two streetcars for the DC Streetcar system. The new vehicles will be built in the U.S. and will begin running in 2013.
April 16, 2010
At present there is no domestic manufacturer of streetcar propulsion systems. The propulsion system represents about 20 percent of the total cost of a vehicle. The FTA will fund 80 percent of the $3-million project, with a local match of $600,000.
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