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For the Media

DDOT's office on 55 M Street, SE

The District Department of Transportation (DDOT)'s Public Information Division, a subdivision in the Office of External Affairs within the Office of the Director, represents and promotes the agency and its administration, employees, programs, and policies to a variety of internal and external constituents. The office provides strategic communications advice, media relations efforts, strategic web communications and event planning services on behalf of DDOT, its employees, administrators, programs and staff; and coordinates activities to promote DC officials and expertise to internal and external constituencies.

The office leads publicity efforts for the agency. A dedicated staff drafts press releases, media and traffic advisories, fact sheets, OP-EDs, social media content, and other materials that publicize news from programs, research, and the agency. The PID promotes stories to reporters and distribute information to news organizations in the Washington, DC, region, throughout the country, and around the world.

For interviews with DDOT's Director Jeff Marootian, reporter questions about DDOT's services, road closures or any other transportation-related issues, or to receive press releases by email, please contact the following individuals:

Terry Owens
Public Information Officer
Email: [email protected] (fastest response)
Phone: (202) 671-5124
Cell: (202) 671-5124

Lauren Stephens
Public Affairs Specialist 
E-mail: [email protected]
Phone: 202-671-0493
Cell: (202) 763-8635
 


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