Posts Tagged ‘terry bellamy’

Sherman Avenue Streetscape Project Is Officially Complete

After nearly three years, a whole lot of jackhammers, and a fair share of frustration, the city's overhaul of the Sherman Avenue NW streetscape is finally, officially over.
When Washington City Paper published its Answers Issue back in January, one reader wrote in with the question many residents of Columbia Heights and Pleasant Plains have been [...]

DDOT Expects Fare-Collecting, Passenger-Transporting Streetcars by Year’s End

The streetcar waiting game took an optimistic turn yesterday, as WAMU reported that District Department of Transportation Director Terry Bellamy put the odds that the H Street-Benning Road streetcar line will "go live" this year at two in three.
So what exactly does "going live" entail? There are a few things that have to happen before [...]

When All Else Fails, Convene a Task Force

Planning for the  streetcar has veered a bit off the rails, as neighbors protest the city's planned car barn/training facility on the Spingarn High School campus and the launch of the inaugural H Street-Benning Road line seems destined to be pushed into 2014.
Hoping to get things back on track (sorry, I'll stop, I promise), Mayor [...]

Don’t Hold Your Breath for the Streetcar

That's pretty much the news out of Ward 3 Councilmember Mary Cheh's hearing this morning on the fate of the elusive D.C. streetcar. District Department of Transportation Director Terry Bellamy said that the controversy over the proposed car barn on the campus of Spingarn High School, and the related historic landmark nomination for the campus, [...]

Bike Lanes Under the Microscope

If you've biked across U Street at 16th Street lately, or along the 15th Street and Pennsylvania Avenue cycletracks, you might have been stopped by someone who handed you a postcard with a link to a survey site about what it's like to use the new contraflow lanes that sometimes take a while to figure [...]

Slow Train

It sure is a beautiful vision: For years now, District officials have regaled citizens with tales of light rail from other coasts and countries. They’ve commissioned studies that depict streetcars as economic-development fairy dust, brightening every community that they touch. And now that the city has completed roadwork on H Street NE, the newly track-inlaid [...]

Yup, Looks Like Bellamy for DDOT

Tom Sherwood, not one to broadcast falsehoods on Twitter, says he's confirmed that Terry Bellamy is the mayor's pick to head the District Department of Transportation, as we speculated yesterday. Transportation reporters Kytja Weir and Adam Tuss say they're hearing the same thing. I'll be at the press conference to see what Vince Gray says [...]

Meet Your New DDOT Director in 12, 11, 10…

On the agenda for Mayor Vince Gray's weekly press briefing tomorrow is something we've been waiting on for a long time: The appointment of a new director for the District Department of Transportation, one of the most important members of the cabinet. By most accounts, the agency hasn't suffered too much under the able hands [...]