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Posted at 01:00 PM ET, 04/30/2012

Public meeting on M Street/Southeast-Southwest Freeway transportation study

The District Department of Transportation is planning a public meeting next month to provide an update on the M Street SE/SW Transportation Study.

By Mark Berman  |  01:00 PM ET, 04/30/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  DDOT, public transportation, cycling, pedestrian safety, traffic safety

Posted at 04:18 PM ET, 04/18/2012

Potholepalooza is back: How to report potholes in D.C.

The District’s annual war on potholes is back. For the fourth year in a row, the District Department of Transportation is embarking upon a month-long campaign to repair the city’s damaged roadways. Here’s how you can report damaged potholes.

By Mark Berman  |  04:18 PM ET, 04/18/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  DDOT, District Department of Transportation, highways

Posted at 04:07 PM ET, 03/23/2012

New York Avenue to close Saturday so building can be moved

If you see a building moving across New York Avenue NW Saturday, it is not a mirage. The District Department of Transportation says the avenue will be closed from Sixth to Seventh streets from 5 a.m. to noon as a “historic building” is moved.

By Lori Aratani  |  04:07 PM ET, 03/23/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  D.C. Development, Mount Vernon Triangle, DDOT, District Department of Transportation, Mount Vernon Square

Posted at 12:07 PM ET, 03/15/2012

Construction coming to K Street near Mount Vernon Square

The project to upgrade K Street between 3rd and 7th streets NW is scheduled to begin soon and will last about 15 months, according to the District Department of Transportation.

By Mark Berman  |  12:07 PM ET, 03/15/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  DDOT, District Department of Transportation

Posted at 01:59 PM ET, 03/13/2012

Officials celebrate end of Pennsylvania Ave. SE project

After more than two years of work on Pennsylvania Avenue in Southeast Washington, officials celebrated the conclusion of the Pennsylvania Avenue Great Streets project.

By Mark Berman  |  01:59 PM ET, 03/13/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  district, streets, DDOT

Posted at 11:48 AM ET, 03/08/2012

D.C. to install more red top meters for disabled people

The District Department of Transportation announced today that it will speed up the installation of the new red top meters reserved for people with disabilities.

By Robert Thomson  |  11:48 AM ET, 03/08/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Parking, District | Tags:  DC transportation, District Department of Transportation, DDOT, DC parking

Posted at 09:15 AM ET, 03/05/2012

D.C. raises record amount of revenue from parking tickets

The cost of gasoline may be gnawing a hole in many wallets, but the cost of going nowhere in the District cost people who failed to mind the parking meter a record $92.6 million last year.

By Ashley Halsey III  |  09:15 AM ET, 03/05/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  DDOT, DPW, AAA, American Automobile Association, District Department of Transportation, D.C. Department of Public Works, parking tickets

Posted at 11:13 AM ET, 03/01/2012

Q&A on new D.C. red top meters for disabled people

As the District begins enforcement Thursday of the new parking policy for people with disabilities, travelers continue to ask questions about the red top meter program.

By Robert Thomson  |  11:13 AM ET, 03/01/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  District, Parking | Tags:  DC transportation, District Department of Transportation, DDOT, DC parking rules

Posted at 05:29 PM ET, 02/27/2012

Dupont Circle traffic signals to go dark on Tuesday

The traffic signals at Dupont Circle will go dark on Tuesday at 10 a.m. so that the system can be upgraded. This will last for several hours, so expect delays in the immediate area.

By Mark Berman  |  05:29 PM ET, 02/27/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  DDOT, District Department of Transportation

Posted at 11:32 AM ET, 02/27/2012

D.C. reminds drivers about new red top meters

Warning notices will end and ticketing will begin Thursday at the District’s new street parking spaces for disabled people.

By Robert Thomson  |  11:32 AM ET, 02/27/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  District, Parking | Tags:  DC transportation, District Department of Transportation, DDOT, parking

Posted at 10:00 AM ET, 02/07/2012

Red top parking meter enforcement begins in March

New parking meters meant for drivers with disabilities will be enforced beginning on March 1. These meters, which require payment but allow drivers to stay in spots for twice as long, can be found in Washington’s central business district and parts of Southwest.

By Mark Berman  |  10:00 AM ET, 02/07/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  DDOT, DPW

Posted at 10:00 AM ET, 02/06/2012

Parking officials to answer questions online

The directors of the three agencies overseeing parking in the District will participate in an online discussion on Tuesday.

By Mark Berman  |  10:00 AM ET, 02/06/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  DDOT, District Department of Transportation

Posted at 04:32 PM ET, 02/01/2012

Roadway reconstruction will close streets near Howard University

The roadways around the Howard Theatre in Shaw are getting a face lift, which will result in street closures near Howard University and the Shaw Metro stop.

By Mark Berman  |  04:32 PM ET, 02/01/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  DDOT, District Department of Transportation

Posted at 01:25 PM ET, 12/08/2010

D.C. transportation after Gabe Klein

Gabe Klein, who announced this morning that he will be leaving his post as the District's transportation director, had a habit of trying new plans, gauging their effectiveness, then fixing the problems. That sometimes worked for the city and against him. But I think he'll wind up being remembered as a administrator who pushed the District toward the mainstream of urban transportation policy.

By Robert Thomson  |  01:25 PM ET, 12/08/2010 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  District, District | Tags:  DDOT, Dr. Gridlock

Posted at 04:30 PM ET, 10/27/2010

D.C. reopens Eastern Ave. bridge

It was impossible to tell while staring into the heavy rains along Kenilworth Avenue, but the District today reopened the bridge that takes Eastern Avenue over Kenilworth. This follows a complete rebuilding of the bridge that took less than 10 months, thanks to $10.4 million in federal stimulus funds, a $1 million federal grant and innovative construction techniques.

By Robert Thomson  |  04:30 PM ET, 10/27/2010 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Driving, Driving | Tags:  DDOT, Dr. Gridlock

Posted at 07:35 PM ET, 08/18/2010

Headaches on the horizon

The rain that is messing with your travel plans in the D.C. area also is messing with the overnight construction schedules. The lane and ramp closings that had been scheduled for work on the Capital Beltway's Telegraph Road interchange have been canceled. Here's a look at some D.C. street work scheduled over the next few weeks.

By Robert Thomson  |  07:35 PM ET, 08/18/2010 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Advisories, Advisories, Advisories | Tags:  DDOT, Dr. Gridlock

Posted at 11:15 AM ET, 07/30/2010

Pick a parking sign in D.C.

The District's varied rules on parking can be confusing enough as drivers move from place to place across the city, but this letter writer shows me that even in just one spot they can be baffling.

By Robert Thomson  |  11:15 AM ET, 07/30/2010 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Driving, Driving | Tags:  DDOT, Dr. Gridlock

Posted at 08:00 AM ET, 07/26/2010

What's up near 14th Street Bridge

When I hear about construction issues at the 14th Street Bridge, drivers usually are asking about the northbound span. But last week, I got complaints about construction-related congestion approaching the southbound span. Here's one such letter.

By Robert Thomson  |  08:00 AM ET, 07/26/2010 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Construction, Construction, Construction, Construction | Tags:  DDOT, Dr. Gridlock

Posted at 09:54 AM ET, 07/22/2010

New parking zones in D.C.

Back in January, when the District was raising the prices at meters, drivers said that what they really hated about the higher fees was lugging around all those quarters. Since then, the city has been working on a variety of payment methods: pay-by-space, pay-by-license plate and pay-by-phone.

By Robert Thomson  |  09:54 AM ET, 07/22/2010 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Driving, Driving | Tags:  DDOT, Dr. Gridlock

Posted at 01:30 PM ET, 07/20/2010

Good progress on bridge fix

Drivers who use the BW Parkway/Kenilworth Avenue/Anacostia Freeway corridor have endured years of road and bridge construction along their route. But the latest project underway in the District, the bridge reconstruction above Kenilworth Avenue, is advancing rapidly thanks to an innovative construction plan.

By Robert Thomson  |  01:30 PM ET, 07/20/2010 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Construction, Construction, Construction | Tags:  DDOT, Dr. Gridlock

Posted at 06:56 PM ET, 06/29/2010

Keep paying D.C. meters at night

The District Department of Transportation wants to make sure you're clear on the new rules for parking at night in metered spaces. What changed on Friday was this: In many areas, motorists no longer face a time limit after 6:30 p.m. What didn't change is this: They still must pay to park.

By Robert Thomson  |  06:56 PM ET, 06/29/2010 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Driving, Driving, Driving | Tags:  DDOT, Dr. Gridlock, parking meters

Posted at 11:00 AM ET, 06/29/2010

Can parking be 'green'?

An exhibit called House of Cars at the National Building Museum traces a continuing evolution in our thinking about how to provide space for vehicles. More optimistic viewers will see the evolution this way: In the mid-20th century, parking garage design reflected out determination to adapt cities to accommodate cars. Today, we're trying to adapt the car to fit into our urban spaces.

By Robert Thomson  |  11:00 AM ET, 06/29/2010 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Driving | Tags:  DDOT, Dr. Gridlock

Posted at 05:16 PM ET, 06/18/2010

Share your thoughts on Bikeshare

DC is set to unveil its own program, Capital Bikeshare, but the usefulness of the program in this city will depend on strategically located sharepoints. Where, exactly, will you be able to pick up or drop off one of the thousand-plus bikes? That's a question you can help answer.

By Luke Rosiak  |  05:16 PM ET, 06/18/2010 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Biking | Tags:  Capital Bikeshare, DDOT