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D.C. streetcars less than desirable to some in H Street

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Concerns about the District's streetcar system were raised Tuesday night at a public meeting and centered around how exactly the trolleys with overhead wires will connect riders from H Street to Union Station.

The meeting served to update residents on what has been two and a half years of construction so far and allowed people to voice their concerns.

District residents have been outraged ever since a proposal was announced that would run the trolley line directly through a historic Capitol Hill neighborhood.

Monti Edwards, a resident, said a system through the narrow residential streets would be outrageous.

"These are very narrow streets with 15 feet of clearance," Edwards said. "I have a safety concern."

Tuesday night, Mayor Vincent Gray agreed and told city officials what residents have been waiting to hear.

"Those streets are just as narrow, which is H Street," Gray said.

 

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