DC Streetcar Operations

KAI is working with the DC Streetcar Design/Build team to integrate the streetcar system with the DC traffic signal network along the H Street/Benning Road corridor. As part of the integration, KAI drafted a DC Streetcar Concept of Operations, which will serve as the guidelines for future streetcar corridor planning and design in the District.

Following the Concept of Operations development, KAI led the technical review and guidance for the design and implementation of the H Street/Benning Road Streetcar line. KAI conducted an in-depth analysis and microsimulation of streetcar phasing alternatives at key intersections, designed customized traffic controller logic, and supervised the shop testing and field implementation of the traffic controller – streetcar controller interface. In addition, KAI explored alternatives for efficient operations in conflict areas on the corridor and optimized timing plans to accommodate streetcar operation.