Oren’s Reading List: 10 Amazing Things That Took Less Time Than the D.C. Streetcar

If you haven’t heard, the long awaited DC Streetcar is scheduled to begin revenue service tomorrow morning.  The folks over at CityLab have compiled a list of things that took less time than it took to plan, design, build, test, and open the 2.2 mile long line, which is opening a number of years behind schedule.  CityLab sets the DC Streetcar construction at 9 years, but way back in 2004, DDOT ordered three streetcars which sat in storage in the Czech Republic for a number of years before finally being brought to the DC area.

I will not be attending tomorrow’s opening, but as soon as I have photos of the streetcar to share, you’ll find them here at Oren’s Transit Page.

Click here for the list of things that took less time to construct than the DC Streetcar.

Oren’s Reading List is an occasional feature on The Travelogue in which I share articles that I’ve read that might also be of interest to the readers of this website.