Transportation and Public Infrastructure


ANC 2B’s Transportation and Public Infrastructure (TPI) Committee meets on the third Wednesday of the month at 7:00 pm at the Dupont Circle Resource Center, 9 Dupont Circle NW.

Commissioners Scott Davies and Randy Downs serve as the Co-Chairs of the Committee.


Committee Overview

Adopted by ANC 2B on March 12, 2014

Policy Issue: Safe and effective transportation of all modes is a significant priority for local government and for the residents and businesses of Dupont Circle. The District Department of Transportation (DDOT), in coordination with other agencies, maintains the transportation system while protecting and improving the use of public space in the District. The Dupont Circle ANC lacks a structured method to address transportation, traffic and public space issues.

Committee Purpose Statement: The Transportation and Public Infrastructure (TPI) Committee will promote a safe and effective transportation system for the residents and visitors of Dupont Circle and improve the use of public space in our neighborhood.

Role of the Committee: The committee will serve as a forum for discussing matters related to the following and will make recommendations to the ANC:

  • Parking in the neighborhood, including valet applications, loading zones, the enhanced residential parking program and visitor parking
  • Pedestrian and bicycle infrastructure and safety
  • Beautification, repair and streetscapes
  • Public transit
  • Public parks
  • Matters before the DC Council related to transportation and public space

The committee will serve as a resource for commissioners and as a point of contact for DDOT, the Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Administration (WMATA) and the DC Water and Sewer Authority (WASA). Commissioners may seek guidance from the committee on public space applications in their Single Member Districts. The committee will facilitate training for commissioners and others on transportation issues and host meetings to gather public input. The committee will also develop guidance for consideration of public space issues for review by the ANC.

Committee Membership: The committee will be chaired by an ANC 2B Commissioner and should have broad representation from the resident and business community of Dupont Circle.

Latest News for TPI Committee

May 17th TPI Committee Meeting Agenda

ANC 2B will be holding its May Transportation and Public Infrastructure (TPI) Committee meeting this Wednesday, May 17th at 7:00 pm at the Dupont Circle Resource Center, 9 Dupont Circle NW. The meeting will be held in the order of the agenda below:

  • Welcome (5 mins)
  • 17th Street Watershed Murals (10 mins)
    • Emily Rice, Department of Energy & Environment
    • Presentation and consideration of a resolution regarding 17th St Watersheds Drain Murals
  • Connecticut/ Florida Intersection – Discussion and potential resolution (20 mins)
    • Adjusting traffic and pedestrian signals, better signage for eastbound traffic on Florida, and better/more no-entry signs at 20th & S.
  • Pepco (20 mins)
    • Presentation
    • Representatives from Pepco
  • Consideration of Zip Car Parking Space Rental Near 17th Street (15 mins)
    • Juliana Geller, Locations Manager Zip Car
  • Update of Dupont Underground (10 mins)
    • Julian Hunt, Founder Dupont Underground
  • Rainbow History Walk Project Overview (10 mins)
    • Overview of project

If you have any questions or concerns regarding the above agenda items, please reach out to your single member district commissioner and TPI Committee Co-Chairs Randy Downs and Scott Davies.

March 15th TPI Committee Meeting Agenda

This is a reminder that ANC 2B will be holding the March Transportation and Public Infrastructure (TPI) Committee meeting this Wednesday, March 15th at 7:00 pm at the Dupont Circle Resource Center, 9 Dupont Circle NW. The meeting will be held in the order of the agenda below:

  • Discussion about DDOT 2017 Capital Bikeshare expansion in ANC 2B. DDOT representative will be in attendance.
  • Representatives from DDOT will engage in discussion about projects such as improvement of bike lanes and bike/pedestrian/vehicle separation, marking, and safety.
  • Discussion on campaign to bring rainbow crosswalks to ANC 2B.
  • Discussion on potential engagement with Amazon regarding neighborhood pickup locker program.

If you have any questions or concerns regarding the above agenda items, please reach out to your single member district commissioner and TPI Committee Co-Chairs Randy Downs and Scott Davies.

February 16th TPI Committee Meeting Agenda

This is a reminder that ANC 2B will be holding the February Transportation and Public Infrastructure (TPI) Committee meeting this evening, Thursday, February 16th, at 7:30 pm at the Dupont Circle Resource Center, 9 Dupont Circle NW. The meeting will be held in the order of the agenda below:

  • 14th Street Express Bus Service Campaign  – Residents and business leaders from across the city are engaged in a campaign to establish a limited stop bus line to shorten commutes, better connect communities to jobs, and stimulate revenue and taxes in the area. ANC 2B will discuss adding our support tonight.
  • Continuation of the Establishment of Goals and Objectives for ANC 2B – The second half of the TPI Committee meeting will be focused on developing specific goals and objectives that the committee would like to work on over the term.

If you have any questions or concerns regarding the above agenda items, please reach out to your single member district commissioner and TPI Committee Co-Chairs Randy Downs and Scott Davies.

January 17th TPI Committee Meeting Agenda

ANC 2B will hold our monthly Transportation and Public Infrastructure (TPI) Committee meeting on Tuesday, January 17th at 7:00 pm at the Dupont Circle Resource Center, 9 Dupont Circle NW. The meeting will be held in the order of the agenda below:

  • Establishment of Goals and Objectives for ANC 2B – This first meeting of 2017 of the TPI Committee will be focused on developing the specific goals and objectives that the committee would like to work on over the term.

The Transportation and Public Infrastructure (TPI) Committee meeting will be preceded by a meeting on the renovation of the resource center on Tuesday, January 17th at 6:00 pm at the Dupont Circle Resource Center, 9 Dupont Circle NW.

If you have any questions or concerns regarding the above agenda items, please reach out to your single member district commissioner and TPI Committee Co-Chairs Randy Downs and Scott Davies.

NEWS: ANC’s Transportation Committee Recommends Three Proposals to Keep Neighborhood Moving Safely and Efficiently

The Dupont Circle ANC’s Transportation and Public Infrastructure Committee has been hard at work the last several months on several projects intended to help keep our neighborhood safe and moving efficiently. This Wednesday, the committee will present three of those projects to the ANC and seek their support. We hope you can join us at 7pm at the Brookings Institution on November 12th to discuss the following resolutions:

  • Traffic signals on 60 second cycles in residential areas might not be the most efficient or safe way to control an intersection. Led by new member David Alpert, the committee has recognized potentially inefficient traffic signals in residential areas and requested a study of their appropriateness for the neighborhood. There are several options for remedy, including elimination of traffic signals or a simple change to their timing.

 

  • The committee, led by Susan Volman and Rudi Riet have audited the utility and appropriateness of signage along the 15th Street Cycle Track and recommended comprehensive changes to signage for bikers, motor vehicles and pedestrians. Inconsistent, confusing and poorly placed signage along 15th Street can lead to dangerous interactions among all road users. The Committee’s audit (including pictures!) resulted in several recommendations for infrastructure changes that bring our cycle tracks in line with international standards and better prepare users for potential hazards. The Committee recommends that by Spring 2015, DDOT replace the signage of the 15th Street cycle track to:
    • Ensure the intended audience for each type of sign is clear and consistent
    • Simplify and make uniform all signs
    • Place signs at optimal height and location for visibility by their intended audience; and
    • Add more signs to inform cyclists and motorists about the existence of the cycle track and lane layout.
  • The committee recommends enthusiastic support for the DC Circulator plans for expansion through Dupont Circle to Howard University and is asking for further opportunities to provide input. The committee supports any and all additional public transit options in our neighborhood and had previously recommended a new Circulator route from the National Mall to U Street.

The full ANC agenda for this Wednesday is available here.