WTOP recently reported that the street cars that I posted about several weeks ago have started to arrive in the US from the Czech Republic.
Exciting! Rhode Island Ave NE is part of the second phase of development for this street car program. Benning Road/H Street and Anacostia will be the first to have the tracks laid and begin using the cars no later than 2012 (although as the article says, they are trying to accelerate that timeline).
Adding street cars to the Rhode Island Ave NE corridor will bring badly needed accessibility and transportation needs to our area of the City. I hope that they can accelerate the timeline and help bring it sooner! We will need it with a new Target and Costco coming to the area!