Posts Tagged ‘district department of transportation’

Vision Zero ‘Hackathon’ Planned for Saturday

Get ready, coders.

D.C. to Fully Deploy Snow Team Ahead of Expected Accumulation

"The deployment will continue until the threat of snow has passed," according to the District.

Preferred Alternative for Controversial Downtown Bike Lane Still Unclear

Though comments at a public meeting this weekend were civil, no plan immediately emerged as the favorite.

Councilmember Who Got Stuck in Traffic Last Night Wants D.C. to Enforce Shoveling Statutes

Ward 3's Mary Cheh, who chairs the D.C. Council's Committee on Transportation and the Environment, talks snow prep.

D.C. To Get Thousands of More Trees in 2016 as Part of Canopy Initiative

Get ready for more shade thrown

D.C.’s Vision Zero Plan Calls for Reducing Speeds on Arterial Roads, Better Data Collection

The District today published its "action plan" for achieving zero traffic fatalities and serious injuries by 2024.

H Street-Benning Road Streetcar Service ‘All But Guaranteed’ NOT to Start in 2015

No streetcar for you (this year)!

X2 Bus vs. Streetcar

A bus reportedly swerved to avoid hitting a vehicle and instead dinged a streetcar.

Metro Introduces New 60-Foot Buses Along Major Roads

Metro says the new buses will improve efficiency on busy routes as well as driver safety.

D.C.: Telecommute During Papal Visit, But Use Metro if You Can’t

Get ready for Pope-mageddon 2015.

District Braces for Pope’s Visit, With Major Road Closures and Detours Planned

Bowser: “We are ready. We have safety measures in place. And we are prepared to manage through any impacts on local transportation and services.”

Downtown Sinkhole, Still Unrepaired, Enters Local Zeitgeist

The downtown sinkhole at 14th and F streets NW is entering its second day of causing rush-hour havoc, and it's still not clear when it will be closed again.
"It is a very complex situation out there," says DC Water spokeswoman Pamela Mooring, who says she doesn't have an estimate on when it will be fixed. [...]

Ads Coming to Bikeshare

Good news for libertarians who think Capital Bikeshare relies too much government money: The District's Department of Transportation is looking for a company to sell ads at the District's Bikeshare stops.
The ads will go on the map panels at 128 of the stations in the District (the other four are on Park Service property). According [...]

Route 29, Where Are You?

In the not-really-news-but-still-sorta-interesting department, City Desk gets results! You may recall that I've been closely following the saga of some signs around Dupont Circle that have pointed drivers in the direction of Route 29, a U.S. highway connecting the Baltimore area with Pensacola, Fla. The problem is, as I first pointed out more than five [...]

Progress in Quest to Get Errant Route 29 Signs Removed

If you've ever made your way through Dupont Circle on foot or via some sort of wheeled transportation, you might have spotted signs for Route 29, a U.S. highway that connects the Baltimore area with Pensacola, Fla. But there's a problem: Route 29 doesn't go through Dupont Circle!
It hasn't for years. But the Route 29 [...]