District Department of Transportation
D.C. Bus Priority Plan To Expand Bus Lanes and Improve Service
A new plan from DDOT describes 51 bus priority projects aimed at improving service and making transit accessible to more D.C. commuters and residents.
Key Virginia Rail Bridge Project Completes Environmental Review
A $1.9 billion project to add a second set of rail tracks to the Long Bridge that connects Virginia to D.C. is ready to move forward with a recently completed Environmental Impact Statement.
5 Transit Projects to Watch in the D.C. Region in 2020
Light rail, bus rapid transit, subway cell service, and more.
D.C. Speeds Up Protected Bike Lane Plans
The District Department of Transportation last week promised to double the pace of its planned construction of protected bike lanes, but advocates say the District still isn't doing enough to provide safe accommodations for people on bikes.
Key Planning Details of the Proposed $1.9 Billion Rail Bridge Between D.C. and Virginia
Analysis of the Draft Environmental Impact Statement for a project that would add an additional bridge to supplement the rail capacity of the Long Bridge over the Potomac River.
Evaluating D.C.'s Progress Toward Vision Zero
Vision Zero is an ambitious goal, but it's impossible if traffic safety ideas aren't tested and implemented on the street.
Watch D.C.'s New Red Bus Lanes in Action
Streetfilms documents the early results of an ambitious transit pilot project in Washington, D.C.
New Bus-Only Lanes Arrive in D.C.
The new bus lanes will operate at morning and afternoon rush hours starting today.
Demand-Based Pricing for On-Street Parking Pilot Finds Success in D.C.
It's rare to see a policy so effective in achieving its goals.
Planned Long Bridge Replacement, From Virginia and D.C., Lacks Pedestrian and Bike Elements
In June, planners completed a draft environment impact statement for a replacement for the Long Bridge, which connects trains from Virginia to D.C. Local advocates see the lack of a pedestrian and bike trail as a missed opportunity.
Residential Traffic Calming Project Hits Roadblocks in D.C.
Concerns about congestion or parking aren't the only obstacles to street reconfiguration projects intended to improve traffic safety.
Dockless Bikeshare Coming to the Nation's Capital
Bikeshare has been a breeze, for the most part, in Washington, D.C. But the District Department of Transportation is making room for innovation anyways.
Capital Bikeshare Station MIA from the White House
An observant D.C. resident first noticed that a "secret" Capital Bikeshare station is no longer present on the White House grounds.
10 Facts That Explain Crosswalks
These examples are specific to Washington, D.C., but many of the facts listed in this article will apply elsewhere, too.
D.C.'s Circulator Bus System: Metro Out, DDOT In
The well-documented problems facing the D.C. Circulator bus system came to head earlier in July.
Another Barnes Dance in the Capital
Washington, D.C. has place to do a new Barnes Dance.
Another Protected Bike Lane Proposed for Washington, D.C.
An early look at designs for a protected bike lane on Florida Avenue shows the District Department of Transportation keeping pace with its tradition of ambitious bike infrastructure projects.
D.C.'s 'District Mobility': How Data Portals Are Done
Greater Greater Washington likes what it sees from the District Mobility data portal.
One Year Later: No Progress Toward Vision Zero in D.C.
The death toll on the streets of Washington, D.C. are unchanged a year after the District launched its Vision Zero initiative.
Washington, D.C. Has New Contraflow Bike Lanes
Sometimes small additions can make a big difference when it comes to bike infrastructure.
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