The following previously completed studies are serving as a baseline for the development and evaluation of premium transit service alignment alternatives between Union Station and Georgetown:

October 28, 2013: Final Alternative Analysis Study Report Released

The District Department of Transportation (DDOT) has announced the completion of the Union Station to Georgetown Premium Transit Alternative Analysis (AA) Study, a comprehensive analysis of alternatives to provide high quality transit in this important east-west corridor. This study was funded through a Federal Transit Administration (FTA) grant.

The completion of this study marks an important step in DDOT’s commitment to provide more and improved transportation choices in the District of Columbia. In this study DDOT partnered with FTA and explored several options to provide premium transit service between Union Station and Georgetown while analyzing the needs of the corridor.

DDOT conducted an active public and stakeholder engagement process and held several public, stakeholder and agency meetings to gather input from the public as it studied several alternatives. Alternative 1, which consists of a streetcar system running primarily along K Street, NW, New Jersey Avenue, NW, and H Street was ultimately selected as DDOT’s recommended alternative.

With the completion of this study, DDOT will now proceed to the environmental review and approval process, which will be followed by design and construction.

The Union Station to Georgetown Alternatives Analysis for Premium Transit Service Report can be viewed in the following Adobe PDFs:

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AA CoverAA Report (7.5 mb)
Cover | Table of Contents | Executive Summary (1.0 mb)
Chapter 1 | Introduction (681 kb)
Chapter 2 | Purpose and Need (341 kb)
Chapter 3 | Development of Alternatives (448 kb)
Chapter 4 | Description of Final Alternatives (3.1 mb)
Chapter 5 | Alternatives Analysis (1.8 mb)
Chapter 6 | Cost Estimates (262 kb)
Chapter 7 | Public Involvement and Agency Coordination (500 kb)
Chapter 8 | DDOT Recommended Alternative (373 kb)
References (263 kb)

Appendix A | Study Area and Development of Alternatives Mapping (2.7 mb)
Appendix B | Alternatives Overview Mapping (1.4 mb)
                   Alternative 1 Plans (49.3 mb)
                   Alternative 2_Plans (48.0 mb)
                   Alternative 3_Plans (88.9 mb)
Appendix C | Propulsion Report (1.2 mb)
Appendix D | Environmental Features Mapping (2.1 mb)
Appendix E | Travel Demand and Traffic Analysis (9.4 mb)
Appendix F | Existing Pedestrian and Bicyclists Conditions Memorandum (1.5 mb)
Appendix G | Crash Data and Safety Analysis Memorandum (1.3 mb)
Appendix H | Capital Costs (331 kb)


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