So DC bought some streetcars (wjla):
Three streetcars purchased by the District of Columbia for about $10 million are being held in the Czech Republic until the city builds tracks for the cars.
A commenter sums it up perfectly:
I mean really, WHO signs the checks for these things.. you mean to tell me there was not ONE person in the DC DOT that spoke up and said… “I’m no rocket scientist.. BUT we have no rail line for that 10 MILLION dollar street car to run on”
Well done sir.