District Department of Transportation

Washington, D.C. Bus Lane

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.

January 7, 2022 - Greater Greater Washington

Arlington to D.C.

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.

September 17, 2020 - The Virginia Mercury

Greensboro Station on Metro's Silver line near Tyson's Corner

5 Transit Projects to Watch in the D.C. Region in 2020

Light rail, bus rapid transit, subway cell service, and more.

December 26, 2019 - WAMU

Personal Mobility

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.

November 26, 2019 - The Washington Post

Arlington to D.C.

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.

November 21, 2019 - Greater Greater Washington

Washington D.C.

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.

November 13, 2019 - CityLab

Washington, D.C. Bus Lane

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.

June 18, 2019 - Greater Greater Washington

Bus Lane

New Bus-Only Lanes Arrive in D.C.

The new bus lanes will operate at morning and afternoon rush hours starting today.

June 3, 2019 - Greater Greater Washington

On-Street Parking

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.

March 12, 2019 - Greater Greater Washington

Arlington to D.C.

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.

November 6, 2018 - Arl Now

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.

May 30, 2018 - Greater Greater Washington

Capital Bikeshare

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.

September 6, 2017 - WAMU

Bicyclists White House

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.

August 17, 2017 - Washingtonian

Pedestrian Infrastructure

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.

July 27, 2017 - Greater Greater Washington

Washington D.C. Bus

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.

July 25, 2017 - WAMU

Washington D.C.

Another Barnes Dance in the Capital

Washington, D.C. has place to do a new Barnes Dance.

June 17, 2017 - Greater Greater Washington

Washington D.C.

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.

February 26, 2017 - Greater Greater Washington

D.C. Streetcar

D.C.'s 'District Mobility': How Data Portals Are Done

Greater Greater Washington likes what it sees from the District Mobility data portal.

February 17, 2017 - Greater Greater Washington

Ghost bike in New York

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.

December 8, 2016 - WAMU

Contraflow

Washington, D.C. Has New Contraflow Bike Lanes

Sometimes small additions can make a big difference when it comes to bike infrastructure.

July 4, 2016 - Greater Greater Washington

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