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DDOT Issues Notice to Proceed For Manufacture of New Streetcars

DDOT Issues Notice to Proceed For Manufacture of New Streetcars

 

From John Lisle: District Department of Transportation (DDOT) has issued a Notice to Proceed (NTP) to Oregon Iron Works, Inc. to begin manufacturing two modern streetcars for the DC Streetcar system. The new vehicles will run – along with the three vehicles the District already owns – on the H Street/Benning Road line beginning in 2013.

 

VIDEO: Metro's NextBus Service Itching To Hang Up On Customers

Recently I've become increasingly frustrated with the Metrobus.  Maybe it's because I've been taking it more often or that I've been traveling at somewhat abnormal times.  Whatever it is, the bus has been pretty off its game in my past few weeks of riding it.

The NextBus service has been messing up far more for me too, occasionally giving me the wrong estimated times of arrivals and just not working very well.  

I called NextBus today, filmed it, and captured a pretty absurd action.  See what happened in the video above.

Well played Metro, well played.

DDOT Announces New Associate Director for Progressive Transportation Services

DDOT Announces New Associate Director for Progressive Transportation Services

 

This notice comes to us from John Lisle:

Terry Bellamy, the Director of the District Department of Transportation (DDOT), today announced the hiring of Carl Jackson as Associate Director of DDOT’s Progressive Transportation Services Administration (PTSA).

DDOT To Implement Reserved Parking Meters For Persons With Disabilities

 

From Monica Hernandez: The District Department of Transportation (DDOT) announced it will implement a new program designed to improve access for persons with disabilities to businesses and services in the commercial areas of the District.  Starting later this month the District will provide reserved metered parking spaces for persons with disabilities at distinctive “red top” meters.  This new program sets aside curbside parking spaces for the exclusive use by persons with disabilities and eliminates the free parking in metered spaces that has become a prime incentive behind the fraudulent use of disabled parking placards and license plates.

Gray Celebrates Completion of New 11th Street Freeway Bridges Over Anacostia River

 

From Robert Marus: Mayor Vincent C. Gray, D.C. Councilmembers, District Department of Transportation (DDOT) Director Terry Bellamy, representatives from the Federal Highway Administration and community leaders held a ribbon-cutting ceremony today to celebrate the completion of the new 11th Street Freeway Bridges over the Anacostia River. The two new freeway bridges will provide a seamless connection between the Southeast/Southwest Freeway and the Anacostia Freeway (I-295/DC 295). 

 

Capital Bikeshare Launches Bank on DC Partnership

Capital Bikeshare Launches Bank on DC Partnership

 

From John Lisle:

Today, Capital Bikeshare, in conjunction with Bank on DC, United Bank and the District Government Employees Federal Credit Union (DGEFCU), announced the launch of its Bank on DC program, which will offer $50 annual memberships to unbanked individuals who sign up for a debit or credit account at United Bank or DGEFCU. In addition, existing Bank on DC members will also be offered the $50 annual membership rate.

Street Closures & Parking Restrictions for National Christmas Tree Lighting Ceremony

Street Closures & Parking Restrictions for National Christmas Tree Lighting Ceremony

 

From John Lisle:

The Metropolitan Police Department (MPD) has provided the following information regarding street closures and parking restrictions for the 2011 National Christmas Tree Lighting on Thursday, December 1, 2011.  The ceremony for the Lighting of the National Christmas Tree is scheduled to take place from 4:15 pm to 7:00 pm on the Ellipse near the White House.