FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
DC Streetcar to Adjust Operations
(WASHINGTON, DC) – The District of Columbia Government has modified its operations to mitigate the spread of the coronavirus (COVID-19). In support of these efforts, the District Department of Transportation (DDOT) is temporarily modifying DC Streetcar operating hours through April 24, 2020.
Beginning Saturday, April 4, 2020, the DC Streetcar will operate Monday – Friday 8:00 a.m. – 10:00 p.m. and Saturday – Sunday 8:00 a.m. – 8:00 p.m., for essential trips only.
Passengers are encouraged to allow extra travel time as DC Streetcars will arrive approximately every 20 minutes. Once onboard, passengers are encouraged to practice social distancing and other prevention methods as recommended by DC Health.
DDOT’s priority is the safety of its employees and the traveling public during this public health emergency. DDOT and RATP Dev, the contractor responsible for operating and maintaining the system, have implemented enhanced cleaning protocols, including cleaning vehicles four times daily, professional deep cleaning and sanitization of the streetcar facilities, and encouraging staff to take appropriate precautions if they are feeling sick.
For more information about the DC Streetcar, please visit www.dcstreetcar.com.
For updates on the District of Columbia Government’s response to coronavirus (COVID-19), please visit coronavirus.dc.gov.
The mission of the District Department of Transportation (DDOT) is to enhance the quality of life for District residents and visitors by ensuring that people, goods, and information move efficiently and safely with minimal adverse impact on residents and the environment.
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