NEWS: DDOT to Host City-Wide “Transportation Ideas Exchange”

On February 9th, DDOT is hosting a public “Transportation Ideas Exchange” to “Get DC Moving.”  Here is the full DDOT notice:

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Wednesday, January 23, 2013
Media Contact: Monica Hernandez (DDOT) 202-671-2261, monica.hernandez@dc.gov

*** PUBLIC MEETING NOTICE***

DDOT Invites Public to Transportation Idea Exchange to Get DC Moving

Citizens To Help Shape The Future Of Transportation In The District

Washington D.C. – The District Department of Transportation (DDOT) today announced the moveDC Idea Exchange, a family-friendly public event, held to share ideas about how District residents, workers and visitors can have convenient and reliable multimodal options that connect them to economic and quality of life opportunities. Anyone who drives, walks, bikes, rides a bus, or takes a train in DC should attend to help shape the plan to develop a bold, new transportation vision for the District.

The public is invited to drop in anytime or stay throughout the day to hear information, participate in interactive activities and to join a panel discussion.

What:                   moveDC Transportation Idea Exchange

When:                  Saturday, February 9, 2013
9:30 a.m. – 3:00 p.m. (Transportation Fair, drop in anytime)
10:30 a.m. – 11:00 a.m. (City Leader Welcome)
11:00 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. (Future of Transportation Panel Discussion)

Where:                Martin Luther King, Jr. Memorial Library
901 G Street, NW

Get there:           Bicyclists:            Bike racks are available outside the main entrance on G St.
Bikeshare:           Kiosks at G and 12th Streets, NW and H and 8th Streets, NW
Circulator:           Georgetown-Union Station Route at K and 9th Streets NW
Metrorail:            Metro Center Station (Blue, Orange and Red Lines)

Gallery Place/Chinatown Station (Green, Red and Yellow Lines)

Metrobus:           Visit www.wmata.com

Parking:               Handicap-accessible: G Street in front of the library in designated spaces.
Off-street: 997 G Place NW, 720 10th Street NW, and 701 8th Street NW

Agenda:              City Leaders’ Welcome (10:30 am – 11:00 am)

Future of Transportation Panel Discussion (11:00 am – 12:30 pm)
Interactive discussion focused on transportation and…
§  The Competitive City
§  Neighborhood Vitality
§  Shared Prosperity
§  The Sustainable City

Transportation Fair (9:30 am – 3:00 pm)
§  Transportation information booths
§  Fun, interactive activities:
o   My Transportation Wish
o   Transportation Activity Book
o   The Great Transportation Debate
o   Transportation Innovation Station
o   Choose Your Move
o   How’s it Moving?
o   Street Dreams
o   Last Call
§  Giveaways

With a rapidly-growing population and the increasing demands on the whole system, it is essential to take steps to keep DC moving.  The Idea Exchange will introduce moveDC, a collaborative transportation planning effort to incorporate all methods of transportation in the District of Columbia into a single Multimodal Long Range Transportation Plan.

“This planning effort will help shape the future of transportation in the District,” said DDOT Director Terry Bellamy.  “This plan will focus on bringing together transit, vehicular, bicycle, pedestrian and freight recommendations to create a seamless, convenient transportation system for the District.”

moveDC is led by DDOT’s Policy, Planning and Sustainability Administration (PPSA) and is expected to be completed by early 2014. After the Idea Exchange, there will be workshops, public meetings, surveys, and other ways to stay engaged in the process. Follow the project online at www.wemoveDC.org, on Facebook (www.facebook.com/WeMoveDC) and Twitter (https://twitter.com/wemovedc).

For those who need special accommodations or language assistance services (translation or interpretation), please contact Jordyne Blaise, Office of Civil Rights, 202-671-5117 or Jordyne.Blaise@dc.gov by February 6, 2013.  These services will be provided free of charge.