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About DDOT

The District Department of Transportation (DDOT) was established by the The District Department of Transportation Establishment Act of 2002 as a cabinet-level agency responsible for the management of transportation infrastructure and operations (D.C. Law 14-137 [2002]). 

Every day, over 1,000 members of the DDOT team work tirelessly to ensure that our roads are safe, reliable , and easy to navigage for the millions of residents, commuters, and visitors who travel in the District each year. 


The District Department of Transportation’s (DDOT) mission is to enhance the quality of life for District residents and visitors by ensuring that people, goods, and information move efficiently and safely, with minimal adverse impact on residents and the environment.


The District Department of Transportation (DDOT) is committed to achieving an exceptional quality of life in the nation’s capital through more sustainable travel practices, safer streets and outstanding access to goods and services. Central to this vision is improving energy efficiency and modern mobility by providing next generation alternatives to single occupancy driving in the city.

Summary of Services

DDOT executes its mission through the work of the following administrations:

  • Project Delivery Administration is responsible for multi-modal infrastructure project planning, design and construction, transit delivery, and traffic engineering and safety;

  • Operations Administration maintains the District’s transportation infrastructure assets, such as streets, alleys, sidewalks, and trees, manages traffic operations and provides vehicle and pedestrian safety control, manages public space and parking regulations, and conducts snow removal operations;

  • Administrative Services Administration manages the operating and capital budgets, liaisons with the Office of the Chief Financial Officer and the Chief Procurement Officer, and manages human resources and workforce development;

  • Performance Administration tracks and reports performance metrics, manages facilities, fleet, and information technology resources, and provides customer service; and

  • External Affairs Administration provides enhanced community engagement and outreach to District residents, and coordinates communication and messaging to the public, media, and other stakeholders.