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DDOT Building Ideas to Get DC Moving

Thursday, March 7, 2013
Public invited to Workshops to discuss Ideas that Build

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Monica Hernandez, (202) 671-2261

Washington, DC - The District Department of Transportation (DDOT) is hosting several public meetings this month to discuss moveDC, DDOT's initiative to develop a coordinated, multimodal long range transportation plan for the District. Everyone who drives, walks, bikes, rides a bus, or takes a train in DC should plan to attend to help create a new transportation vision for current and future generations.

Last month, DDOT’s moveDC team kicked off the planning effort with a Transportation Idea Exchange. The Idea Exchange was open to the public and was attended by more than 250 people from the community who shared their ideas related to transportation in the city. The Idea Exchange got the conversation started and created energy in the planning process. Input from the Idea Exchange and the upcoming public workshops will be used to guide and shape the moveDC plan for the next 25 years and beyond. Final plan recommendations will be organized into short-, mid-, and long-term implementation horizons.

Throughout 2013, DDOT will hold three rounds of public workshops across the District to talk about transportation and how it can help build a more prosperous, sustainable, competitive and vital city. This first round of workshops, Ideas that Build, will focus on building the foundation of the plan. Activities at the workshop will give people a chance to share their thoughts on neighborhood and citywide transportation issues and opportunities, as well as gauge their interests in walking, bicycling, driving, transit, environmental quality, and other important topics.

Ideas that Build Workshops

WHEN                                                                        WHERE
Wednesday, March 20, 2013                                      Department of Employment Services, Community Room
6:00 pm to 8:00 pm                                                   4058 Minnesota Ave NE
Presentation: 6:30 pm                                                Google+                          

Thursday, March 21, 2013                                          Matthews Memorial Baptist Church
6:00 p.m. to 8:00 pm                                                 2616 Martin Luther King Jr. Ave SE
Presentation: 6:30 pm                                                Google+

Tuesday, March 26, 2013                                           Ludlow-Taylor Elementary School, Multi-purpose Room
6:00 pm to 8:00 pm                                                   659 G Street NE
Presentation: 6:30 pm                                                Google+

Thursday, March 28, 2013                                          Woodrow Wilson High School
6:00 pm to 8:00 pm                                                   3950 Chesapeake Street, NW
Presentation: 6:30 pm                                                Google+

Tuesday, April 9, 2013                                               For those who are unable to attend one of the sessions, DDOT will host a one-hour web meeting. Visit We Move DC to sign up
12:00 pm to 1:00 pm                                                 for the meeting. Registration begins March 19.
Presentation: 12:00 pm    

The public is invited to participate in any or all of the workshops. Each location will follow the same agenda and host the same interactive activities. A brief presentation at 6:30 pm will provide an overview of the study and a summary of information gathered at the February Idea Exchange followed by a question and answer period.

“We want to continue with the success of the Transportation Idea Exchange held in February by now going into the communities to meet with people who use our transportation system every day,” said DDOT Director Terry Bellamy.  “In order to build the foundation of our plan, we must better understand what each community needs, the daily challenges they face and the opportunities for improvement.”

moveDC is led by DDOT's Policy, Planning and Sustainability Administration (PPSA) and is expected to be completed by early 2014. After the Idea Exchange, there will be workshops, public meetings, surveys, and other ways to stay engaged in the process. Follow the project online at We Move DC, on Facebook We Move DC and Twitter at We Move DC.

For those who need special accommodations or language assistance services (translation or interpretation), please contact Jordyne Blaise, Office of Civil Rights, 202-671-5117 by March 15, 2013.  These services will be provided free of charge.

The District Department of Transportation (DDOT) is committed to ensuring that no person is excluded from participation in, or denied the benefits of, its projects, programs, activities, and services on the basis of race, color, national origin, gender, age, or disability as provided by Title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, the Americans with Disabilities Act and other related statutes.

In accordance with the D.C. Human Rights Act of 1977, as amended, D.C. Official Code sec. 2-1401.01 et seq. (Act), the District of Columbia does not discriminate on the basis of actual or perceived: race, color, religion, national origin, sex, age, marital status, personal appearance, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, familial status, family responsibilities, matriculation, political affiliation, genetic information, disability, source of income, status as a victim of an intrafamily offense, or place of residence or business.  Sexual harassment is a form of sex discrimination which is prohibited by the Act.  In addition, harassment based on any of the above protected categories is prohibited by the Act.  Discrimination in a violation of the Act will not be tolerated.  Violators will be subject to disciplinary action.