Transportation and Public Infrastructure


ANC 2B’s Transportation and Public Infrastructure (TPI) Committee meets on the fourth Wednesday of the month at 7:00 pm at the Dupont Circle Resource Center, 9 Dupont Circle NW. The full 2019-2020 schedule is available here.

Commissioner Randy Downs serves as the Co-Chair 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

July 24th TPI Committee Meeting Cancelled

Due to summer vacations and the lack of pressing issues, ANC 2B’s Transportation and Public Infrastructure (TPI) Committee has cancelled its July meeting, which was previously scheduled for Wednesday, July 24th.

If you have any questions regarding this matter, please reach out to your single member district commissioner and TPI Committee Chair Randy Downs at: 2B05@anc.dc.gov.

Final June 26th TPI Committee Meeting Agenda

The final agenda for this evening’s ANC 2B Transportation and Public Infrastructure (TPI) Committee meeting is below. As a reminder, the meeting will be on Wednesday, June 26th at 7:00 pm at the Dupont Circle Resource Center, 9 Dupont Circle NW,

  • Welcome and review of meeting norms / member introductions
  • A presentation by Restore Mass Ave regarding the Dupont Tree Plaza proposal –  https://restoremassave.org/dupont-tree-plaza/
  • Discussion regarding the District Department of Transportation’s Connecticut Avenue Streetscape and Deck-Over Project – https://ctavestreetscapeplaza.com
  • Discussion regarding DC Council Bill B23-0148 – the “Transportation Benefits Equity Amendment Act of 2019” – http://lims.dccouncil.us/Legislation/B23-0148
  • Discussion regarding the District Department of Transportation’s Notice of Intent (NOI) #19-06-12-PGTD – “Installation of Parking Restriction for PUDO Research and Data Collection” – https://wiki.ddot.dc.gov/display/NOI/NOI-19-06-12-PGTD
  • Update regarding the District Department of Transportation’s 16th Street Bus Lanes project – https://www.16thstreetnwbus.com/
  • Discussion regarding a proposal by the District Department of Transportation to install planter boxes in select locations along the 15th Street NW protected bike lanes
  • Update regarding the District Department of Transportation’s efforts to improve safety at the intersection of U Street, 16th Street, and New Hampshire Avenue 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 Chair Randy Downs.

June 26th TPI Committee Meeting Agenda

ANC 2B will hold its next Transportation and Public Infrastructure (TPI) Committee meeting on Wednesday, June 26th at 7:00 pm at the Dupont Circle Resource Center, 9 Dupont Circle NW.

The agenda includes:

  • Welcome and review of meeting norms / member introductions
  • A presentation by Restore Mass Ave regarding the Dupont Tree Plaza proposal – https://restoremassave.org/dupont-tree-plaza/
  • Discussion regarding DC Council Bill B23-0148 – the “Transportation Benefits Equity Amendment Act of 2019” – http://lims.dccouncil.us/Legislation/B23-0148
  • Discussion regarding the District Department of Transportation’s Notice of Intent (NOI) #19-06-12-PGTD – “Installation of Parking Restriction for PUDO Research and Data Collection” – https://wiki.ddot.dc.gov/display/NOI/NOI-19-06-12-PGTD
  • Update regarding the District Department of Transportation’s 16th Street Bus Lanes project – https://www.16thstreetnwbus.com/
  • Discussion regarding a proposal by the District Department of Transportation to install planter boxes in select locations along the 15th Street NW protected bike lanes
  • Update regarding the District Department of Transportation’s efforts to improve safety at the intersection of U Street, 16th Street, and New Hampshire Avenue 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 Chair Randy Downs.

Public Meeting #2 for DDOT’s Connecticut Avenue Streetscape and Deck-Over Project

When:

Tuesday, June 25, 2019
6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Presentation starts at 6:15 pm

Where:

The Dupont Circle Hotel
Glover Park Ballroom
(1500 New Hampshire Avenue NW, Washington, DC 20036)

Residents, business owners, and any other interested parties are invited to the upcoming public meeting.

Meeting Info:

The District Department of Transportation (DDOT) will host the second public meeting to show the public the preferred alternatives design of the Connecticut Avenue Streetscape and Deck-Over project on Tuesday, June 25, 2019.  Meetings will be held with the communities, businesses, agency representatives and all project stakeholders to generate public comment and feedback that will be incorporated into the project design to develop a plan that best meets the needs of the community. At Public Meeting #1 in April 2018, DDOT presented several concepts for the corridor and plaza. The comments DDOT received from the public were incorporated into a preferred alternative.

Please visit www.ctavestreetscapeplaza.com for more information on the project.

Project Background:

This project aims to enhance the vitality, economic opportunities, and quality of life for local business and residential communities in the Dupont Circle neighborhood. Improvements to the streetscape and pedestrian infrastructure will create a new public space and improve multi-modal access along Connecticut Avenue from Dupont Circle to California Street NW.  A new deck-over plaza will be constructed over Connecticut Avenue between Dupont Circle and Q Street NW to provide a public space for everyday activities, as a well as a space for special events such as a farmer’s market, movies, music, plays, and art and cultural events. The Connecticut Avenue underpass will remain in use for vehicle travel.

Study Area:

The study area covers Connecticut Avenue from Dupont Circle to California Street NW.

May 22nd TPI Committee Meeting Agenda

ANC 2B will hold its next Transportation and Public Infrastructure (TPI) Committee meeting on Wednesday, May 22nd at 7:00 pm at the Dupont Circle Resource Center, 9 Dupont Circle NW.

The agenda includes:

  • Welcome and review of meeting norms
  • Member introductions
  • Discussion regarding proposed DC Council Vision Zero legislation
  • Discussion regarding proposed DC Council legislation changes to residential parking permits fee structure
  • Discussion regarding the proposal to transfer photo enforcement from the Metropolitan Police Department (MPD) to the District Department of Transportation (DDOT)

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

Chair of the TPI Committee:

  • Randy Downs – Commissioner, 2B05

Vice-Chair of TPI Committee:

  • Matt Johnson – Resident of SMD 2B06

ANC 2B Appointed and Confirmed Committee Members:

  • Howard Bard – Resident of SMD 2B01
  • J. Alan Rueckgauer – Resident of SMD 2B02
  • Suzanne Legault – Resident of SMD 2B02
  • Sari Hornstein – Resident of SMD 2B02
  • Rudi Riet – Resident of SMD 2B02
  • Susan Volman – Resident of SMD 2B04
  • Lawrence Sprowls – Resident of SMD 2B04
  • Kerry Kemp – Resident of SMD 2B04
  • Matt Johnson – Resident of SMD 2B06
  • David Suls – Representative from the Golden Triangle BID

The purpose of the Transportation and Public Infrastructure (TPI) Committee is to 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. The role of the TPI Committee serves as a forum for discussing matters related to the following and making 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