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DDOT Release: DC Snow Emergency Goes into Effect Wed. Feb 12, at 6:30pm
Wednesday, February 12, 2014


DC SNOW EMERGENCY GOES INTO EFFECT AT 6:30 PM FEB. 12

Vehicles parked on snow emergency routes after 6:30 pm Wed., Feb. 12 will be ticketed and towed.

 

(Washington, DC) With a heavy snowfall predicted, the District announced today that a snow emergency will go into effect at 6:30 pm, Wednesday, February 12.  By declaring a snow emergency, the District Snow Team (Department of Public Works and Department of Transportation) will be able to clear snow emergency routes curb to curb. 



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DDOT Press Release: First of Three American Made DC Streetcar Vehicles to Arrive in District on Tuesday, January 21
Tuesday, January 21, 2014


First of Three American Made DC Streetcar Vehicles

to Arrive in District on Tuesday, January 21

Vehicle Will Immediately Undergo Testing and Commissioning

 

(Washington, D.C.)— The District Department of Transportation (DDOT) announced that the first United Streetcar vehicle for DC Streetcar is expected to be delivered to the District on Tuesday, January 21, 2014.  

 The vehicle, which is being transported from Oregon, will be delivered and unloaded at the DC Streetcar Testing and Commissioning Site on South Capitol Street in Anacostia.  Once offloaded, the vehicle will begin functional testing and acceptance at the facility. 



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WMATA Announces Metrorail Service Advisory for January 10th-12th, Schedule of Track Work Through June 2014
Thursday, January 09, 2014


If you are planning on using Metrorail for your weekend transportation needs, please be sure to check out the latest service advisory from WMATA regarding weekend track work affecting all lines from 10pm Friday, January 10th to close on Sunday, January 12th.



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New Year's Eve Transit Hours
Tuesday, December 31, 2013


Today is New Year’s Eve, and to help you plan how you will get to and from your festivities, we’ve put together a list of the holiday schedule adjustments from major local transit providers to help you plan your travel for tonight with ease.



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Metrobus Expands Evening, Weekend Service Beginning Dec. 29th
Tuesday, December 24, 2013


The District is riding Metrobus more than ever, and WMATA is listening, adding more evening, night and weekend service to better serve you!

On December 29th, WMATA will implement a number of Metrobus service changes to expand key service timetables as part of the Better Bus improvement program, particularly during off-peak hours.



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Parking A Zipcar in DC is Now Easier Than Ever
Thursday, December 19, 2013


Holiday shopping requires a lot of time and patience, and sometimes you just need a car to get everything home smoothly. If you use Zipcar, you now have one less stress to worry about when you set out to get gifts.



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Federal Transportation Fringe Benefit Decreasing to $130 per Month
Tuesday, December 17, 2013


On January 1, 2013, legislation was passed that temporarily established parity between transit and parking fringe benefits at $245 per month. Unfortunately, that parity was only temporary, and on January 1st, 2014, the transit benefit will decrease to $130 per month, while the parking benefit will increase to $250 per month.



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Streetcar Testing Begins on H St./Benning Road Line
Saturday, December 14, 2013


Fifty years after the last tracks were dug up out of the ground, a streetcar finally returned to the roads of Washington DC. On the evening of Friday, December 13th, the first operational DC Streetcar was delivered to the H St. NE/Benning road line tracks on a flatbed truck.



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DDOT Set to Install Cycle Track on M St, NW
Thursday, November 21, 2013


DDOT Set to Install Cycle Track on M Street NW
Installation Activities Will be Based on Weather Permitting Conditions



(Washington D.C.) Today the District Department of Transportation (DDOT) announced it will begin installing a protected bike lane (also known as a cycle track) on M Street NW starting on or about Monday, November 25, weather permitting.

The cycle track, with a buffer of parked cars and flexible posts, will span over a mile on the north side of M Street NW between 14th and 28th Streets and will serve as the westbound compliment to the eastbound cycle track on L Street NW.  On the 1500 block of M Street NW, the lane will be installed as a "traditional" bike lane. Green paint will also be used for much of the block to increase the visibility of the lane.



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DDOT Release: With Another School Year About to Begin DDOT Offers Tips to Improve Traffic Safety and Make School Zones Safer
Tuesday, August 20, 2013


With Another School Year About to Begin

DDOT Offers Tips to Improve Traffic Safety and Make School Zones Safer

 

DCPS School Session Starts Monday, August 26

 

(Washington, D.C.) As the new school year begins, there will be significantly more traffic and the District Department of Transportation (DDOT) Safe Routes to School program wants to make sure that parents and students stay safe throughout the school year.

 

DDOT reminds drivers to take extra precaution when travelling in school zones and to watch for children. If your car is parked in an area signed “No Parking School Days,” be sure to move it by the start time on the sign on Monday, August 26, the first day for most DC schools.



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