Friday, May 14, 2010

DC Streetcar Plight Goes National

Here's a short CNN piece on the DC streetcar fight. It is brief, but Council member Tommy Wells and others try to explain both the importance of getting streetcars up and running in the District as well as the mostly lame argument of preserving vistas and whatnot. I'm dismayed that we may have to wait additional months to implement the streetcar program because overhead wires aren't aesthetically pleasing enough. I do not buy the theory that they will obstruct views of monuments and memorials. When it comes to getting DC residents around DC, DC should decide.