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  • DDOT- agency of the government of the District of Columbia which manages and maintains publicly owned transportation infrastructure in the District of ColumbiaRole - Develop and maintain a cohesive sustainable transportation system that delivers safe, affordable, and convenient ways to move people and goods—while protecting and enhancing the natural, environmental and cultural resources of the District.
  • Current: DC CirculatorNear future Streetcar
  • Over 200 years later, L’Enfant’s layout of the City remains largely intact, and provides both opportunities and challenges to modern pedestrian travel. While some parts of Washington, DC are known throughout the world for being great places to walk because of the grid network and tree-lined streets, others are not. Many of the grand avenues have become major arterial roadways, carrying heavy volumes of traffic and presenting challenges to pedestrians
  • Pedestrian Program goals 1) To reduce the number of pedestrians killed and injured in crashes with motor vehicles2) To increase pedestrian activity by making walking a comfortable and accessible mode of travel throughout all parts of the District.ƒ Updated over 95% of the District’s 1550 intersections with countdown pedestrian signals (the most new pedestrian signals of any major city in the US). ƒ Made signal changes in June 2007 to intersections with high pedestrian crash rates, such as the intersection of 7th and Pennsylvania Avenue, NW. ƒ Adjusted pedestrian signals along Pennsylvania Avenue, NW (5th St. to 13th St. NW) in July of 2007 to provide sufficient time to allow pedestrians to cross the roadway in one walk signal. ƒ Completed the District of Columbia's Strategic Highway Safety Plan in February of 2007 which includes pedestrian safety as a significant emphasis area.
  • The position of board chairman rotates between the three jurisdictions
  • Figure out current number of cars per train

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  • WASHINGTON, D.C. Matthew Casey Bryan MacLellan John Winsor Joseph Buyonje
  • Congressional District • Established 1791 by The Residence Act • Appointed Mayor in 1967 • Elected Mayor in 1974 by The Home Rule Act davidcolemanphoto.photoshelter.com en.wikisource.org
  • Office of the Mayor “Our Sustainable DC Plan outlines the key challenges we face as a community: growing jobs, and our economy; ensuring health and wellness; promoting equity and diversity; and protecting the climate and our local environment” (Mayor Vincent Gray, 7/25/2013). washingtonpost.com
  • Sustainable DC sustainabledc.org sustainabledc.org
  • District of Colombia Department of Transportation (DDOT) http://en.wikipedia.org
  • Services Present www.tbd.com Near Future www.dc.gov
  • Current Challenges • • • • Safety for vulnerable road users i.e. Pedestrians, Bicyclists Funding Providing mobility Fostering economic development and environmental preservation and sustainability • Accommodation of population and employment growth
  • Pedestrian Master Plan (2009) http://www.dc.gov
  • DC Circulator Expansion Plan DC Circulator Expansion Plan: Recommended Corridors http://ddot.dc.gov
  • Streetcar http://streetcars4dc.org/
  • Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority (WMATA) • Created by United States Congress • Tri-jurisdictional government agency
  • Services • Metrorail • Metrobus • Metro Access
  • Current Challenges Today’s customers are facing the effects of years of chronic underfunding and under investment which have led to: • • • • Aging equipment Deteriorating Infrastructure Less reliable service Over crowding
  • Metro 2025 Initiatives 1. Increase number of cars per train during peak periods 2. Core station Improvements 3. Metrobus priority corridor network 4. New Blue Line Connectors 5. Bus Fleet Expansion
  • Services
  • Office of Planning • The Washington, D.C. office of planning aims to revitalize, preserve and improve the city of Washington D.C.
  • Proposed Zoning Code Changes • Minimum off-street parking requirements will be reduced or completely removed • Corner stores and other approved commercial outlets will once again be allowed in the residential zones • Green area ratio requirements will be increased to help manage storm water and increase livability • Accessory Dwellings like basement apartments and in-law apartments will be allowed • Car-access to building lots will not be required for development