- Associated Press
Thursday, February 18, 2016

WASHINGTON (AP) - The District of Columbia’s long-delayed streetcar line will begin carrying passengers on Feb. 27.

Mayor Muriel Bowser announced Thursday that her administration has settled on an opening date for the streetcar, which runs along the busy H Street, Northeast, corridor.

The project has been beset by delays and cost overruns. District officials have spent $200 million on the 2.4-mile streetcar line, which would be the first working trolley in the nation’s capital in more than 50 years. Additional streetcar lines have not moved past the planning stage.

Fares will be free for an unspecified amount of time. The trolley will be open Monday-Saturday, with extended service until 2 a.m. Saturday and 2 a.m. Sunday. It will not run the rest of the day on Sunday.

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