It looks like the promise for the streetcar to begin by this year is a bust, but there is some good news. The streetcar that will run from H Street and Benning Road is in the final stages for its safety and security certification with the final certification report submitted. According to D.C. Mayor Vincent Gray, "This process will not be a long one to complete," and expects the streetcar to officially open its doors "early in the New Year."
· Statement of Mayor Vincent C. Gray on DC Streetcar [Hill Rag]
· Past Coverage on the D.C. Streetcar [Curbed DC]