Where to put the next streetcar line?


(D.C. Department of Transportation)

Thanks in part to, shall we say, unrigorous planning, it will be months before the H Street-Benning Road streetcar line opens. But past is not necessarily prologue and – funding cuts notwithstanding — the city is pressing forward with a 37-mile system, so behold the planning efforts for the planned “north-south” line stretching from upper Georgia Avenue down to Buzzard Point. Transportation officials released four proposed routings Tuesday; all traverse Georgia on their upper stretched, but take a variety of routes south of Georgia Avenue: Stay on Georgia and on down 7th Street? Hang a roger down U Street and on down 14th? Take a glide down Sherman Avenue? Weigh in personally this evening at Emery Recreation Center, where DDOT honchos will be to gather your input. More from WAMU-FMHousing Complex and DCist.

In other news:

Muriel Bowser finally commits to keeping Kaya Henderson (DofD)

Pete Cahall speaks about coming out: “It was the first time I’d ever talked publicly about my sexuality — I’d never even discussed it with my family.” (PostEverything)

Yay for Wilson students and how they handled Westboro protesters (Post editorial)

Khalid Pitts, at-large candidate, has lived in D.C. for two decades but only registered to vote here on Dec. 31 (Loose Lips)

Andrew Fois, top deputy to Irv Nathan, says he’s exploring an AG run (DofD)

Stein Club endorses Muriel Bowser after all (DofDBladeLoose Lips)

Carol Schwartz takes a bow on Bruce DePuyt’s show (NewsTalk)

Four alternatives for a north-south streetcar routing ()

Five new speed cameras deployed — all east of the Anacostia (Dr. Gridlock)

The second Marriott Marquis ribbon-cutting was actually three ribbon-cuttings (WBJ)

Council committee will take up ban on “gay conversion therapy” (Post)

Stevens School surplus legislation is in the hopper (DCist)

Young ballpark-area parents go to bat for re-opening Van Ness Elementary (GGW)

No, Metro isn’t giving a Silver Line opening date (Dr. Gridlock)

Months after opposing one, Jack Evans floats a 14th Street liquor license moratorium (SALM)

Now playing online: Some D.C. Court of Appeals arguments! (Legal Times)

What stands in the way of a Palisades bike trail (G’town Met)

Dupont Metro’s north entrance will soon be getting a dramatic canopy (GGW)

KIPP gets to work on remaking the old Hamilton Middle School (ElevationDC)

Southwest ANC supporting landmarking three buildings, including the future Bible Museum (UrbanTurf)

Calvin Gurley wants to bring back the Caribbean Carnival (PoPville)

Partial building collapse closes lanes of inbound New York Avenue for morning rush (WTOP)

PoPvillers have fun with D.C.-themed baby names (PoPville)

Famous last Weather Gang words (CWG)

‘Cuse still sucks (Post)

Mike DeBonis covers local politics and government for The Washington Post. He also writes a blog and a political analysis column that runs on Fridays.
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Mike DeBonis · June 10