Posts Tagged ‘DDOT’

Report: In D.C. Traffic Camera System, Drivers Guilty Until Proven Innocent

Inspector general slams city over ticketing procedures

Politically Connected Contractor Fort Myer Lands Sweet Rental Deal

It’s hard to think of a contractor with a luckier relationship with the District government than Fort Myer Construction Corporation. Even a 2003 ban on working in the city for three years (lifted before then) that came after the company admitted to a conspiracy to bribe District employees hasn’t stopped Fort Myer from gobbling up [...]

Morning Links

Mary Cheh proposes transportation agency overhaul. [WAMU, Post, Times]
District Department of Transportation director bails from lame-duck administration. [LL, WAMU, Post]
Tommy Wells considers an at-large D.C. Council bid. [LL]
Phil Mendelson holds legislation that would keep attorney general election in 2014. [Post, LL, WAMU]
City agencies will be reviewed following Relisha Rudd disappearance. [WAMU]
Muriel Bowser won't debate David Catania until he makes the ballot. [Post, NBC 4]
M Street bike [...]

DDOT Director Terry Bellamy Leaving Lame-Duck Gray Admin

A week after Vince Gray's primary loss, his lame-duck administration has already lost two agency heads. News broke yesterday that Department of Consumer and Regulatory Affairs boss Nicholas Majett is ditching the District for Prince George's County, and now District Department of Transportation head Terry Bellamy is also leaving, according to D.C. Council transportation committee chairwoman Mary Cheh and a Gray administration [...]

The Snow Has Melted, But Will D.C. Voters’ Hearts?

Bracing for the first snow emergency of his administration last week, Mayor Vince Gray said he had made one thing clear to the heads of the District Department of Transportation and the Department of Public Works.
“If we mess up with the snow,” Gray said, “don’t call me for a recommendation for your next job.”
DDOT head [...]

Ex-DDOT Head Gabe Klein Moving Back to D.C.

Brace yourselves, smart growthers. Former Adrian Fenty-era District Department of Transportation boss and eternal Greater Greater Washington crush object Gabe Klein is coming back to town.
Klein announced his plans to resign as head of Rahm Emanuel's Chicago Department of Transportation today, the Chicago Tribune reports. Klein tells LL he's planning to take time off, work on some business plans, [...]

Update: DDOT Punishes Employee Who Had Sex in Office

The DDOT employee who the Office of Inspector General accused of misusing city property by "engaging in sexual activity" in her office at the Reeves Center has been put on administrative leave, LL has learned.
LL's not heard of similar punishments for the others involved.
Update: The male city employee involved in the Reeves Center tryst was [...]

14th and Blue

Pity the poor ghost of Frank D. Reeves.
Reeves was a prominent attorney who helped successfully argue for the desegregation of public schools. He advised President John F. Kennedy on minority affairs. He was the first African-American nominated to serve on the Board of Commissioners, the precursor to the D.C. Council, and the first African-American Democratic [...]

Sex in the Reeves Center (and in Car under Reeves Center)

Question No. 1: Where is the worst place to conduct an extramarital affair? Your office in the Reeves Center, or a city-owned car in the parking garage of the Reeves Center?
Answer: All of the above.
Question No. 2: What is the worst thing you can do after having an affair in both a Reeves Center office [...]

Paver Power

Early in former Mayor Adrian Fenty’s tenure as mayor, two of his top aides met with representatives of a construction company that had donated and raised funds for Fenty’s campaign.
The company was Peake Construction, and its owner, Nathan Peake, wasn’t happy.
“We’re supposed to get a piece of the fucking pie, no matter what,” said Peake, [...]