FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
DDOT Continues Public Events for 16th Street NW Bus Lanes Project
(Washington, DC) - As a reminder, the District Department of Transportation (DDOT) will continue a series of public events on the design phase of the 16th Street NW Bus Lanes Project. As part of the events, DDOT will provide a project overview, present roadway layouts, and gather feedback.
The 16th Street NW Bus Lanes Project is an effort to improve bus service and reliability in the 16th Street NW corridor. The corridor was identified as a transit priority in moveDC, the District's multimodal transportation plan. In April 2016, DDOT released the 16th Street NW Transit Priority Planning Study, which proposed a set of recommendations to advance to the design phase. The recommendations included peak-hour, peak-direction bus lanes; bus service changes; bus stop improvements; and transit priority infrastructure. The project's design phase will use recommendations from the 16th Street NW Transit Priority Planning Study to begin environmental documentation, and to develop preliminary engineering designs.
There are multiple opportunities to provide input on this phase of the project. All events will cover the same material and seek public feedback.
Tuesday, August 1 (4:30 pm – 7:00 pm)
16th and Irving Street NW, and 16th and U Street NW
Online Open House
July 27 – September 1
The online open house includes a narrated presentation.
DDOT also hosted an open house-style public meeting on Thursday, July 27, which offered an opportunity to hear a presentation, to review roadway layouts, and to provide feedback.
The comment period for this phase will close 5:00 pm, September 1, 2017. All comments can be submitted via the project website, mail or email.
Getting to the Meetings
Visit www.goDCgo.com to learn about transportation options for getting to the events.
For the engagement events, attendees are encouraged to take metrobus routes S1, S2, S4, and S9 to the 16th Street and Irving Street NW stop and walk about 200 feet north along 16th Street to the meeting site. Other options include metrobus routes 42, 43, or the Circulator Woodley Park-Adams Morgan route to the Mt. Pleasant Street NW and Irving Street stop and walk about 300 feet east on Irving to 16th Street and then walk 200 feet north to the meeting site. Alternatively, attendees can take metrobus H1, H2, H3, H4, or H8 to the Irving Street and 16th Street stop and walk 200 feet north on 16th Street north to the meeting site. The nearest Capital Bikeshare station is at 16th and Irving Street.
Can't Make a Meeting?
Materials from this meeting will be available at http://www.16thstreetnwbus.com/ within 24 hours of the meeting.
Do you need assistance to participate?
If you need special accommodations, please contact Cesar Barreto at (202) 671-2829 or [email protected] five days in advance of the meeting. If you need language assistance services (translation or interpretation), please contact Karen Randolph at (202) 671-2620 or [email protected] five days in advance of the meeting. 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.
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