On Jan. 28, 1962, car number 366 entered the Navy yard Car Barn, marking the last time a streetcar traversed the streets of Washington, DC.
In August of 2011, the District Department of Transportation (DDOT) announced a plan to bring the nostalgic cars back to the nation's capital no later than mid-2013.
Now, NBC 4 is reporting that the launch date has been pushed back to 2014 at the earliest.
The report quotes DDOT spokesperson John Lisle as saying "the streetcars system has been planned for a lot of years, and obviously there have been a lot of details to work out and a lot of things to fine tune."
The plan calls for the first cars to begin traveling H Street in Northeast Washington, an area that has recently seen an influx of new restaurants, shops and bars.
DC currently owns three streetcars, with another three being constructed by a company in Oregon. DDOT plans to begin testing the vehicles in October, but without knowing how long the process will take, Lisle was hesitant to offer a specific start date to Channel 4.
For more information on the DC Streetcar project, visit its website.