DC Streetcar

DC Streetcar

WASHINGTON, D.C. — DC Streetcar fares will remain free for at least four years as local transportation officials prepare to extend the initial 2.2-mile line east across the Anacostia River to the Benning Road Metrorail station, WAMU reports.

The decision to hold off on charging fares was based on two reasons — District Department of Transportation feared charging even $1 per ride would scare away passengers and charging a fare would actually cost the District money, since it would have to purchase and install a fare collection system. For the full story, click here.

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