Here’s how it was supposed to work: While rebuilding the 11th Street Bridge between Capitol Hill and Anacostia, the District Department of Transportation would bake in streetcar tracks. This meant that when plans were done for the new transit system’s Anacostia line, the bridge wouldn’t have to be ripped up to accommodate it. Then Uncle Sam got in the way, insisting that DDOT was misusing federal funds and ordering D.C. to ditch the tracks. Anacostia boosters took to Twitter to claim the neighborhood was, once again, getting the shaft. But more than a few residents have stated they feel that that the shiny red trolleys are being forced upon them. With the tracks eradicated, the streetcar is less certain—and, quite possibly, more appealing to a community that’s vocalized its hesitance. Of course, the project is still likely at least five years off. The bridge will need resurfacing by then, anyway.