The DC Transit Future System Plan recommends the addition of modern streetcar service to the multimodal transportation network serving the District of Columbia. Among the recommended routes is a streetcar line between Georgetown and Benning Road Metrorail station.

The moveDC Multimodal Long-Range Transportation Plan recommends Tier 1 capital investments for streetcar service to Benning Road Metrorail station as well as bridge rehabilitation and shared-use trail extension along Benning Road.

Benning Road Transportation Improvements Project begins, to prepare an Environmental Assessment of transportation improvements and potential impacts in accordance with the National Environmental Policy Act of 1969 (NEPA), the Council of Environmental Quality (CEQ) regulations (40 CFR 1500-1508), and the FHWA’s Environmental Impact and Related Procedures (23 CFR 771).

Project alternatives—or transportation solutions—are developed and a public meeting is held to solicit feedback on proposed alternatives.

The Draft Environmental Assessment for the Benning Road Transportation Improvements Project is released for public review and comment.

A public hearing is held as part of the review period for the draft Environmental Assessment.

Public and agency comments are reviewed.

A public open house is held to provide updates on the Environmental Assessment.

Phase 2 of the Minnesota Avenue Revitalization Project starts, which includes work at the intersection of Benning Road NE and Minnesota Avenue NE.

The Benning Road Reconstruction and Streetcar Project launches to begin preliminary design on the Build Alternative 2 from the draft Environmental Assessment to address FHWA comments.