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District Department of Transportation

Dan Emerine

Position/Title: 
Manager, Policy and Legislative Affairs Division,

Dan Emerine leads DDOT’s Policy and Legislative Affairs Division. In this capacity, he manages the development and analysis of transportation policy at the local, regional, and federal levels and the legislative and government affairs strategy for the District’s transportation agenda. Mr. Emerine’s policy work on behalf of DDOT includes advancing the agency’s exploration of roadway pricing mechanisms to manage congestion and improve transportation equity, studying and planning for the impacts of automated driving systems, and pilot-testing groundbreaking new regulatory regimes for the governance of shared micro-mobility services.

Prior to joining DDOT in 2017, Mr. Emerine served for nearly a decade with the D.C. Office of Planning (DCOP)—first as a leader of the six-year effort to update D.C.’s 50-year-old zoning code, and later as the agency’s senior transportation planner.

Mr. Emerine has also worked with the International City/County Management Association, helping local governments and researching best practices in planning and zoning, and as a research assistant and organizer with the Coalition for Smarter Growth, a network of sustainable transportation and land-use reform advocates working to build a more sustainable and equitable region in the Washington metropolitan area.

Mr. Emerine holds a bachelor’s degree in Political Science from Denison University and a master’s in public management from the Maryland School of Public Policy. He is a Certified Public Manager and an accredited member of the Congress for the New Urbanism, and a graduate of the Urban Land Institute’s prestigious Regional Land Use Leadership Institute.

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