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The District Department of Transportation (DDOT) develops and maintains for the District of Columbia a cohesive sustainable transportation system that delivers safe, affordable, and convenient ways to move people and goods - while protecting and enhancing the natural, environmental and cultural resources of the District.

Moving Toward Vision Zero: DDOT Continues to Grow Its School Crossing Guard Force

It was closing in on the end of the school year and Kiarra Hunt was waiting for what had become a daily ritual: a high five from a passing Dad who was ushering his two small children to Van Ness … Continue reading

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DDOT’s Good Samaritans Get Eyes on the Ground

It was 20 degrees and Roadway Operations Patrol (ROP) transportation assistant Byron Beckham was helping to nudge a towbar under the collapsed hull of a maroon sedan. In the next few minutes he’d sweep up the assortment of glass, metal … Continue reading

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A Full Circle Approach: DDOT Aims to Take Lessons from Traffic Safety Gains in Grant Circle NW to Rest of District

After almost a year of traffic studies and input from local community members the District Department of Transportation (DDOT) installed a series of safety improvements around Grant Circle NW. These improvements were swiftly installed – unburdening nearby residents from undergoing … Continue reading

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Restoring Critical Links: Upgrading the District’s Robust Bridge Network

Mayor Muriel Bowser broke ground on construction of the new Frederick Douglass Memorial Bridge on February 13. The new Frederick Douglass Memorial Bridge is the largest facet of the District Department of Transportation’s (DDOT) South Capitol Street Corridor Project, the largest … Continue reading

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Portrait of an Alley: A Look Into DDOT’s AlleyPalooza Campaigns

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The District Department of Transportation (DDOT) broke ground on the first AlleyPalooza in July 2015. Since then, DDOT has renovated more than 400 alleys over six AlleyPalooza campaigns, which are part of Mayor Muriel Bowser’s ongoing initiative to focus on … Continue reading

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Branching Out: DDOT Expands Tree Canopy by More Than 8,000 Trees in FY 2017

A little more than a month into the 2017-18 tree planting season and the District Department of Transportation (DDOT)’s Urban Forestry Division (UFD) has already planted more than 2,400 trees. The tree planting season runs from mid-fall through mid-spring, and … Continue reading

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DDOT’s Serious Spending on Streets: Agency Increases Allotment for Roadway Paving Over 40 Percent in FY 2017

The work starts in the spring and continues through the fall. That’s when the District Department of Transportation (DDOT) performs annual street maintenance to keep the District’s roadways as close as possible to newly constructed condition. It can be a … Continue reading

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