On May 21, 2017, the District Department of Transportation (DDOT) reached 15 years as an independent agency, a momentous milestone. Once upon a time, DDOT existed as an arm of the DC Department of Public Works.
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.
Vision Zero is a Mayor Muriel Bowser initiative, which states that by the year 2024, Washington, DC, will reach zero fatalities and serious injuries to travelers of our transportation system, through more effective use of data, education, enforcement, and engineering. Vision Zero aims to improve pedestrian and bicycle transportation safety by showcasing effective local actions, empowering local leaders to take action, and promoting partnerships to advance pedestrian and bicycle safety. Read more.
The DDOT Compendium is a tool that provides comprehensive information about DDOT's policies, procedures, and services in an online, searchable format. The Compendium contains a variety of documents and reference materials—ranging from regulations, federal legislation and transportation studies, to FAQs—organized by topic into summary pages that provide links to related documents and references. Access the compendium here.