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  • DC Code ​​50-921.71​​​: Definitions
    • For the purposes of this subchapter, the term:​
      • (1) "DC Streetcar" means a local fixed guideway transit network offering rail passenger service operated by the District government or its agent.
      • (2) "DC Streetcar Fund" or "Fund" means the fund established by § 50-921.73.
      • (3) "Ticket" includes a pass, token, or any other form of payment, including payments sold in bulk for resale, which may be used in lieu of cash.
  • DC Code ​​50-921.72​​​: DC Streetcar
    • The Department shall have the power to:
      • (1) Plan, develop, operate, control, and regulate the DC Streetcar, including establishing fares, charges, tickets, fines, and routes and schedules;
      • (2) Sell space on and within DC Streetcar vehicles or other assets for the display of advertisements and enter into agreements with entities to sell space on vehicles or other assets in return for a fee, or as a gift or donation of services approved by the Mayor; and
      • (3) Enter into contracts with third parties for the design, construction, operation, and maintenance of the DC Streetcar.
  • DC Code ​​50-921.73​​​: DC Streetcar Fund establishment
    • (a) There is established as a special fund the DC Streetcar Fund ("Fund"), which shall be administered by the Department in accordance with subsection (c) of this section.
    • (b) The Fund shall consist of revenue from the following sources:
      • (1) Revenue collected pursuant to §§ 50-921.72 and 50-921.74 by the District or its agents;
      • (2) Revenue collected from DC Streetcar financing districts to be established; and
      • (3) Monetary gifts and grants intended to be used to fund the DC Streetcar.
    • (c) The Fund shall be used to pay for goods, services, property, or for any other authorized purpose for the administration of the DC Streetcar.
    • (d) All funds deposited into the Fund, and any interest earned on those funds, shall not revert to the unrestricted fund balance of the General Fund of the District of Columbia at the end of a fiscal year, or at any other time, but shall be continually available for the uses and purposes set forth in subsection (c) of this section without regard to fiscal year limitation, subject to authorization by Congress.
  • DC Code ​​50-921.74​​​: Fares; structure; purpose​
    • (a) The Department shall set the rates and fares for the DC Streetcar.
    • (b) Nothing in subsection (a) of this section shall prevent the Department from offering tickets at no cost or at discounted prices as part of the Department's marketing of the DC Streetcar.
    • (c) The Department shall provide quality service at reasonable fares.
  • DC Code ​​50-921.75​​​: Labor negotiations with streetcar operators and technicians​​​​
    • If federal funds are used to operate the Streetcar program, the Department shall ensure that employee protective arrangements for employees of the DC Streetcar program comply with 49 U.S.C. § 5333(b).
  • ​DC Code ​​50-921.76​​​: Rulemaking; enforcement; and adjudication​​
    • (a) The Mayor, pursuant to subchapter I of Chapter 5 of Title 2 [§ 2-501 et seq.], may issue rules to implement the provisions of this subchapter, including the manner and amount of a fare, fee, or fine.
    • (b) Civil fines, penalties, and fees may be imposed as sanctions for an infraction of a rule promulgated under subsection (a) of this section pursuant to Chapter 18 of Title 2 [§ 2-1801.01 et seq.].
  • ​DC Code ​​50-921.77​​​: Coordination with the Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority​​​​
    • The Department shall coordinate DC Streetcar planning and operations with the Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority to ensure efficient, cost-effective, and coordinated transit service throughout the District of Columbia.​

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Page Last Updated: October 06, 2014