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The Transit Resource Center released an audit of the D.C. Circulator buses, finding potentially dangerous safety defects.

Audit Finds D.C. Circulator Safety Defects

An audit revealed significant safety defects, including malfunctioning brakes, on 95 percent of the 70 buses in the Washington, D.C. Circulator fleet, which transports five million riders per year. The audit, released April 7, was conducted last August by the TRC, an independent transit consulting firm. It found 924 defects[Read More…]

by April 19, 2016 0 comments City News, News, News - Top

Bowser Kicks Off Annual Potholepalooza Campaign

The Washington, D.C. Department of Transportation began its eighth annual Potholepalooza campaign April 1, incorporating more technology — including traffic tracking data and interactive maps — this year to increase resident involvement. Potholepalooza is a six-week, city-wide event in which potholes reported by residents are filled in within 48 hours[Read More…]

by April 12, 2016 0 comments City News, News, News - Top
DC Streetcar System Officially Debuts

DC Streetcar System Officially Debuts

After a decade of work and more than $200 million in investment, the District Department of Transportation and Mayor Muriel Bowser officially unveiled the D.C. streetcar Saturday. The streetcar, which begins behind Union Station and runs for 2.2 miles along H Street and Benning Road N.E., east of the Capitol[Read More…]

by February 29, 2016 0 comments City News, News, News - Top
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The intersection of Wisconsin Avenue and M Street was named one of the three most dangerous in the District of Columbia in 2013 and 2014.

Wisconsin and M Junction Called ‘Dangerous’

The District Department of Transportation named the intersection of M Street and Wisconsin Avenue one of the top-three most dangerous intersections in the District for 2013 and 2014, as well as one of the top-three pedestrian crash locations, in a report released on April 1. The judgment was based on[Read More…]

by April 14, 2015 0 comments City News, News, News - Top
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The H Street-Benning Road NE streetcar project has been delayed again after safety testing revealed the potential for dangerous collisions.

Streetcar Project Delayed Repeatedly

The start date for the H Street-Benning Road NE streetcar has been delayed again due to the safety issues that have been plaguing the streetcar project since it began testing in September. Former Mayor Vincent Gray intended to have the streetcars fully operational at the end of his mayoral term.[Read More…]

by January 23, 2015 0 comments City News, News
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D.C.’s Capital Bikeshare program offers bicycle rentals in the District.

DC Capital Bikeshare Unaffected by Takeover

The operations of the Washington, D.C. Capital Bikeshare program will continue uninterrupted, after Alta Bicycle Share, its Portland, Ore.-based parent company, has officially been purchased by Bikeshare Holdings LLC. Capital Bikeshare, owned by participating municipal jurisdictions and operated by Alta Bicycle Share, offers over 300 stations and 2,500 bikes for[Read More…]

by November 11, 2014 0 comments City News, News

DDOT Announces 2-Year Plan

The District Department of Transportation announced a two-year action plan last week to kickstart its implementation of MoveDC, the District’s long-term transportation plan that will guide infrastructure developments in the city until 2040. The Georgetown area will see a number of changes planned as part of MoveDC, including a Georgetown[Read More…]

by October 31, 2014 0 comments City News, News, News - Top
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The D.C. Department of Education has proposed biking restrictions around the new streetcar lanes on H Street/Benning Road.

Streetcar Construction on H Street Completed

As testing continues for the D.C. Streetcar project, operation of the public transportation line is set to begin later this year, after a series of delays plagued the project. Construction is complete on the H Street/Benning Road line connecting Union Station to Oklahoma Avenue in the northeast quadrant of the[Read More…]

by September 5, 2014 0 comments City News, News

DDOT Plans Streetcar Line

The District Department of Transportation is developing plans for a 37-mile streetcar system that may bring streetcars back to Georgetown for the first time in over 50 years, pending approval by neighborhood groups. DDOT has already begun construction on a track along H Street and Benning Road, which it plans to open by[Read More…]

by September 7, 2012 0 comments City News, News

DC Bridges in Need of Repair

The District Department of Transportation will need to repair 215 D.C. area bridges in that were pronounced structurally deficient in a report by Transportation for America. The classification singles out bridges in need of substantial repairs or replacement. In the report, which was released Wednesday, over 69,223 bridges were listed[Read More…]

by October 25, 2011 0 comments City News, News