DDOT Selects Team to Operate and Maintain DC Streetcar

The District Department of Transportation (DDOT) today announced it has selected an operations and maintenance team for the DC Streetcar Program. The RATP Dev McDonald Transit (RDMT) team brings the right mix of transit and rail expertise to the District, assuring a successful launch of the first line in late 2013.

 “With this announcement, we now have the final piece in place needed to see the initial streetcar line operational next year,” said Mayor Vincent Gray.“We’re anxious to see cars running in the District again for the first time in over fifty years.” 
Hat tip to resident Rainer Kulenkampff for pointing this out days ago, though I only got around to posting it now.