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Remember that campy video for the D.C. streetcar? Or #choochoo7? Now’s your chance to tell transportation officials what you really thought of those and the long-delayed, $200-million project in general.
Four and a half months after it launched, the District is looking for feedback on the fancy red vehicle through an online customer survey. It asks how often participants ride the streetcar, why they do so, and how they “usually travel” along the corridors served by it (“Walk,” “Ride WMATA Bus,” “Bike,” etc.). Currently, the streetcar is free, but the survey asks how often people would use the service if it were to charge for rides “based on the fare structure of the D.C. Circulator.” (As District Department of Transportation Director Leif Dormsjo indicated recently on WAMU, however, this may not happen anytime soon because of technology costs.)
At the end of last month, officials revealed that streetcar ridership was surpassing initial projections, but that the total number of rides decreased by roughly 5,000 from April to May. The latter saw about 63,000 total rides and 2,400 on an average weekday.
For the survey, DDOT also wants to make sure participants are savvy streetcar savants, inquiring:
You can access the survey here. And in case you forgot how to ride the thing…:https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dm-jehQ3taQ