Post Tagged with: "Mayor Bowser"

KIRK ZIESER FOR THE HOYA Ride-sharing services like Uber and Lyft will be restricted to five new pickup and drop-off zones in high-traffic areas of Washington, D.C., as part of a District initiative to increase pedestrian safety.

DC Designates Passenger Pickup and Drop-Off Zones

The District Department of Transportation announced five new pickup and drop-off pilot locations for ride-hailing services such as Uber and Lyft at locations across Washington, D.C., on Oct. 26. The designated pickup and drop-off locations will be implemented at centrally located, high-traffic areas where there is high demand for ride-hailing[Read More…]

by November 2, 2018 0 comments City News, News, News - Top
BRITISH PARKING Ford Autonomous Vehicles President and CEO Sherif Marakby (left) and Mayor Muriel Bowser (D) (right) announced a partnership to test autonomous vehicles in Washington, D.C., early next year. Ford will also run a training program for workers displaced by driverless cars.

Ford to Test Self-Driving Cars in DC

Washington, D.C. Mayor Muriel Bowser (D) announced a partnership with Ford Motor Company to begin testing “driverless” autonomous vehicles in Washington, D.C., early next year. The testing will begin in D.C.’s Ward 5 and will gradually expand to encompass the entire city, according to an Oct. 22 news release. Ford plans[Read More…]

by November 2, 2018 0 comments City News, News, News - Top
KEENAN SAMWAY FOR THE HOYA D.C. is creating an office of nightlife and culture, after Mayor Muriel Bowser (D) signed legislation to establish it Oct. 18.

District Establishes New Office Of Nightlife and Culture

Washington D.C. Mayor Muriel Bowser (D) signed legislation Oct. 18, establishing the office of nightlife and culture to serve as the intermediary between residents and late night venues. The position was created in response to Washington, D.C.’s booming nightlife industry, which encompasses 2,267 bars and restaurants, rakes in $3.8 billion[Read More…]

by October 26, 2018 0 comments City News, News, News - Top
SPENCER COOK/THE HOYA Mayor Muriel Bowser (D) announced 250 formerly incarcerated Washington, D.C. residents reobtained their driver’s licenses Oct. 4.

Program Helps Formerly Imprisoned Residents Obtain Driver’s Licenses

The Pathways to Work Reentry Program allowed its 250th previously incarcerated resident to reobtain a Washington, D.C. driver’s license, Mayor Muriel Bowser (D) announced Oct. 4. The Bowser administration established the program in November 2017 to help integrate returning citizens back into society, according to the Oct. 4 news release.[Read More…]

by October 19, 2018 0 comments City News, News, News - Top
SHEEL PATEL/THE HOYA Under a D.C. policy change, arrests made in relation to public marijuana consumption will result in field citations rather than custodial arrests.

Bowser Reduces Custodial Arrests for Public Consumption of Marijuana

Mayor Muriel Bowser (D) and Metropolitan Police Department Chief Peter Newsham announced a new policy aimed at reducing the number of Washington, D.C. residents taken into custody for public consumption of marijuana in a Sept. 21 news release. Under the new policy, arrests made in connection to public marijuana usage,[Read More…]

by September 28, 2018 0 comments City News, News, News - Top
DC Hosts First Maternal and Infant Health Summit

DC Hosts First Maternal and Infant Health Summit

Washington, D.C., Mayor Muriel Bowser (D) will explore solutions to address the high rates of maternal mortality experienced by people of color across the nation at the first Maternal and Infant Health Summit on Sep. 12. The goal of the summit is to push a broad range of objectives, including[Read More…]

by September 7, 2018 0 comments City News, News, News - Top
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The Metropolitan Police Department and Washington, D.C.'s Fraternal Order of Police reached their first mutually agreed upon contract since 2001.

MPD, Police Union Reach First Labor Contract Agreement Since 2001

The first mutually agreed upon labor contract between the Metropolitan Police Department and Washington, D.C. police union Fraternal Order of Police in almost two decades was reached Aug. 30, Mayor Muriel Bowser (D) announced last week. Following more than a year of negotiations, the new contract offers union members increased[Read More…]

by September 6, 2018 0 comments City News, News, News - Top
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The rate of homelessness in the District fell 10.5 percent from 2016 to 2017, during the first full year of the program’s implementation, according to a Jan. 10 news release from Mayor Bowser’s office.

DC Holiday Housing Initiative Proves Successful

The Office of Mayor Muriel Bowser (D) granted permanent housing to 422 Washington, D.C. residents formerly experiencing homelessness through its Home for the Holidays initiative, which began in November 2017 and concluded Jan. 10. The initiative, which exceeded its original goal of placing 400 households into permanent residences in two[Read More…]

by January 19, 2018 0 comments City News, News, News - Top
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21 residents of Ward 3 have banded together to file a lawsuit against Mayor Muriel Bowser (D) and D.C. Council about the pending development of a new homeless shelter.

Ward 3 Residents Sue Mayor, DC Council Over Proposed Homeless Shelter

Twenty-one Ward 3 residents in Washington, D.C., have sued Mayor Muriel Bowser (D) and the D.C. Council in order to stop the building of a homeless shelter in the area, alleging they were not consulted in the planning process. The lawsuit encompasses the complaints of 21 citizens living around the[Read More…]

by September 2, 2016 1 comment City News, News, News - Top
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Muriel Bowser

Bowser Pushes Initiatives to Accommodate Homeless

In light of an influx of families seeking shelter during a record-breaking winter storm this year, homelessness in Washington, D.C., became an increasingly prominent issue, with Mayor Muriel Bowser (D) recently announcing plans to close the city’s dilapidated D.C. General Family Shelter. According to the District’s Interagency Council on Homelessness,[Read More…]