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DDOT's office on 55 M Street, SE

Media Contacts

The District Department of Transportation (DDOT)'s Public Information Division, a subdivision in the Office of the Chief of Staff 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 on 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 Acting 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:

Terry Owens
Public Information Officer
Email: [email protected] (fastest response)
Phone: (202) 671-5124
Mail: 55 M Street, SE, Suite 400, Washington, DC 20003

Additional Staff

Michelle Phipps-Evans Maura Danehey
Communications Specialist Public Affairs Specialist
Email: [email protected]  Email:[email protected] 
Phone: (202) 671-0624 Phone: (202) 671-0493
Cell: (202) 497-0124 Cell: (202) 306-1668
Mail: 55 M Street, SE, Suite 400, Washington, DC 20003 Mail: 55 M Street, SE, Suite 400, Washington, DC 20003

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