Long-term plan deters vehicle use downtown

A draft of the District’s long-range transportation plan calls for toll lanes at major entry points into the city, a congestion charge to drive downtown and other efforts aimed at keeping vehicles off downtown’s clogged streets.

MoveDC, which looks ahead to 2040, envisions a city with a wide transit network that includes a streetcar system, dedicated bus lanes in major commuter corridors, expanded Metrorail service in the downtown core, an active water taxi system and 200 miles of on-street bicycle facilities.

But implementing the plan wouldn’t be cheap. The price tag: $54 billion.

Residents will have a chance to comment on the plan during a D.C. Council roundtable June 27.

— Luz Lazo

Ferry commuter plan wins federal funding

The federal government awarded the Northern Virginia Regional Commission $3.38 million to buy two ferries to move passengers from Alexandria to Joint Base Anacostia-Bolling in Southeast Washington.

The money will create new options for thousands of military and federal employees traveling to the base and to the St. Elizabeths Hospital campus, where the U.S. Department of Homeland Security plans to have its headquarters, the Federal Transit Administration said in its award notice.

— Patricia Sullivan


The number of bus stops Montgomery County Executive Isiah Leggett (D) said have been upgraded to ensure compliance with the Americans With Disabilities Act. Improvements include the construction of ramps.