The District Department of Transportation (DDOT) manages and maintains transportation infrastructure for the District of Columbia.
The District of Columbia government's Department of Transportation (DDOT)'s 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.
DDOT Office of the Director (OD)
The Office of the Director is responsible for the oversight and management of the entire agency. The Office of the Director includes the following functional areas:
Responsible for the oversight and management of the entire Department.
Office of the General Counsel
To provide the most effective and efficient legal services to DDOT. To protect the agency from liability by rendering legal advice and guidance.
Transportation Equity & Inclusion Division
Develops new programs and initiatives that support the Department’s goals in diversity, equity, and inclusion in the provision of transportation services.
Deputy Director for Operations
Manages day-to-day operations and activities of the various divisions headed by the Chief Delivery Officer, Chief Operations Officer, Chief Administrative Officer and Chief Performance Officer.
Chief of Staff
Oversees the Deputy Chief of Staff, Public Information Division, Safety and Security Division, and Policy and Legislative Affairs Division.
Public Information Division
Maintains and supports the mission and goals of the department through a comprehensive communication strategy using media, web content management, social media, public outreach and notifications, etc. The PID also acts on behalf of the department as the spokesperson striving to promote and improve the image of the department and the city to residents, elected officials, businesses and the general public.
Emergency/Safety/ Risk Management Division
Coordinates and implements emergency preparedness functions on behalf of the Department. This office reviews transportation security initiatives, develops emergency action plans, performs public outreach, and ensures the Department is prepared for all levels of emergencies. The Office is also the lead in representing the Department during District declared emergencies when Emergency Support Function #1 – Transportation (ESF#1) is activated and participates on all regional and District emergency transportation planning boards.
Policy and Legislative Affairs Division
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.
Responsible for the oversight and management of the following administrations:
Chief Project Delivery Office
Responsible for the design, engineering, and construction of roadways, bridges, and large infrastructural projects in the District of Columbia.
Establishes broad strategic goals to guide multimodal program development and ensure compliance through plan review and permitting.
Provides the public with efficient, affordable and diverse means of travel within the District.
DDOT Traffic Engineering and Safety Division
Seeks to effectively create and maintain the integrity of District's traffic network and ensure a safe and user-friendly transportation environment.
Parking and Ground Transportation Division
Responsible for managing the District’s curbside parking program comprising of approximately 260,000 on-street parking spaces on 26,000 city blocks; completes specialized parking programs and projects using technology and state-of-the-art business practices to most effectively and efficiently manage and operate the District’s parking and ground transportation systems.
Manages and increases the population of District street trees; regulates the removal of mature trees on private property; provides maintenance of vegetated green infrastructure in the DDOT right-of-way; provides educational information to District residents about the benefits of growing trees and encourages planting of appropriate tree species in the urban environment; provides tree maintenance services such as pruning and disease control; and removes damaged trees and cleans up tree debris and stumps.
Manages the occupancy of public space by private entities, including public utilities, through the issuance of public space permits, the inspection of work zones in public space, and the excavation and restoration of the public right of way; enforces District laws and regulations governing occupancy of public space; and serves as the main point of contact for all applicants and public inquiries regarding public space permits and inspections.
Maintains the integrity, safety, and condition of transportation infrastructure assets through services provided through four branches: Asset management Branch—responsible for maintaining streets, sidewalks, alleys, bridges, and tunnels for both federal and local transportation assets; Street and Bridge Maintenance Branch—responsible for performing asphalt, masonry, and crack sealing of streets, alleys, and bridges; Streetlight Branch—responsible for managing the performance-based contract to maintain all of the District’s lighting assets; and Traffic Signals Branch—maintains the District’s ITS infrastructure including traffic signals, ITS communications network, CCTV camera systems, variable message signs, etc.
Traffic Operations and Safety Division
Manages the day-to-day traffic operations for the District through three branches: Transportation Management Center Branch--manages a 24/7 traffic management center (TMC) at HSEMA and a traffic operations center at the Reeves Center to gather and disseminate traffic and emergency information using a network of cameras and other devices; manages the Roadway Operations Patrol that responds to traffic incidents, emergencies, and roadway activities; and the traffic control officer program to prevent congestion through enforcement; Traffic Engineering and Inspections Branch—conducts traffic calming and traffic safety studies, installs traffic calming devices, manages the school crossing guard program to assist students and pedestrians to safely cross intersections throughout the District; and Field Operations Branch—fabricates, installs, and maintains traffic control devices such as signs and pavement markings.
Chief Administrative Officer
Administrative Services Division
Manages human capital, employee and labor relations, and personnel activities by providing guidance, direction, and interpretation of the Department’s personnel, administrative, and operational policies and procedures, as well as consultative personnel services.
Resource Allocation Division
Responsible for resource management of federal-aid highway and local transportation funds to ensure funds align with District and Agency transportation priorities. Monitors and executes the Department's annual budget in a manner that facilitates fiscal integrity, transparency, and accountability while meeting performance objectives.
Analyzes contracts and interviews project managers to determine total construction commitments for project implementation and modifications; develops and implements comprehensive labor law enforcement programs tailored to meet the needs of the Department; and conducts project investigations of job sites to monitor contractor compliance with wage and hour provisions.
Office of the Associate Chief Financial Officer (OCFO)
An independent arm that provides comprehensive and efficient financial management services to, and on behalf of, DDOT so that the financial integrity of the agency is maintained.
Office of Contracting and Procurement
An independent arm that provides contract and procurement services to the agency in its ongoing effort to ensure projects, goods, and services are delivered in a manner and cost that is efficient and effective.
Information Technology and Innovation Division
Plans, develops, manages, and provides information technology-related services to DDOT and ensures those services are aligned with the Agency’s strategic goals and objectives and supports operations and service delivery.
Customer Service Clearinghouse Division
Implements the Mayor’s Customer Service standards so that constituents can access and receive DDOT services in a satisfactory, professional, responsible, and timely manner.
Performance Management Division
This Division is responsible for developing, tracking, and reporting the Department’s performance metrics in a timely manner to ensure the Agency is meeting its strategic goals. The Performance Division also works to improve business processes and analysis of the work order management system, permitting system, and other work processing databases.
Support Services Division
This Division plays a key logistical role during emergencies and special events. Provides operational support to all DDOT Administrations through the following branches: Facilities Management Branch--provides interior space planning and design, land acquisition, development, and construction management; Fleet Management Branch--manages the condition and utilization of DDOT fleet vehicles; and Warehouse Management Branch--serves as the central location for the purchase, receipt, storage, issuance, and inventory of materials, supplies, and equipment.
Community Engagement Division
Responsible for coordinating, assessing, and helping to address community and ANC requests, educating ANCs and communities on status of DDOT projects and service requests, and identifying strategic and routine actions for DDOT to take in order to build community support for the District's transportation infrastructure projects and program initiatives.
Office of the Director's Senior Level Organization Chart (pdf).