@DDOTDC: Projects Update Meeting for the Ward 7 Community | November 7, 2014 @ 6PM


Monday, November 17, 2014

6:00 p.m. | Open House

6:30 p.m. – 8:30 p.m.| Projects Update


Pennsylvania Avenue Baptist Church

3000 Pennsylvania Avenue, SE

(Located across the street from Metro Bus Routes 30N, 36, 39, A11, J13, K11, and M6)

Project managers will be in attendance to update the Ward 7 community on the following:

  • Minnesota Avenue, NE Phase I
  • Six Bridges over Watts Branch
  • 11th Street Bridge
  • Barney Circle and Southeast Boulevard
  • Parkside Pedestrian Bridge
  • Kenilworth Aquatic Gardens Segment of Anacostia River walk Trail
  • DC Streetcar
  • Traffic Improvements
  • Asset Management
  • Tree Projects
  • Low Impact Development Projects
  • Other Projects

There will also be a question and answer session.

For more information about the meeting, please contact Brandon Cooper at 202-741-8528 or brandon.cooper@dc.gov.

@DDOTDC: @mayorvincegray and DDOT Launch Potholepalooza 2014

Mayor Vincent C. Gray and District Department of Transportation (DDOT) Director Terry Bellamy today launched the District’s sixth annual Potholepalooza campaign to expedite pothole repairs on roadways across the city. The Mayor and Bellamy helped fill potholes near the intersection of G Street and Benning Road SE to usher in DDOT’s month-long campaign for aggressively repairing potholes caused by winter weather.

“We’ve had several large snow storms and a lot of extremely cold weather this year, and this has taken a toll on our roads,” said Mayor Gray. “We’re grateful for the continued assistance of District residents in identifying potholes during this annual campaign so that we can make sure that our streets stay in good shape.”

This year’s Potholepalooza will run through May 9. During Potholepalooza, residents and commuters are encouraged to phone, go online, tweet, email or use the DC311 smartphone app to submit requests for pothole repairs. Residents can track the Potholepalooza campaign’s progress via an online map.

Reacting to the exceptionally cold winter of 2013-2014, DDOT crews have already filled well over 25,000 potholes – exceeding the total number of potholes filled in all previous Potholepalooza campaigns. DDOT will ramp up its already substantial pothole-filling efforts during Potholepalooza. As part of the campaign, DDOT is adding extra crews to fill potholes and aims to repair identified locations within 48 hours of the pothole being reported (the normal response time is within 72 hours).

“Our street and bridge maintenance crews have already been canvassing District streets for a couple months filling thousands of potholes,” said Bellamy. “With warmer temperatures, we’re accelerating our efforts and making an increased push to restore our roads.”

The first-ever Potholepalooza was held in 2009, and over the past five campaigns DDOT crews have filled 24,910 potholes. In 2013 DDOT received 849 service requests for pothole repairs during the month-long campaign and filled 3,899 potholes.

Operation Smooth Streets

DDOT has also partnered with local utilities to expedite repairs to utility cuts, which sometimes resemble potholes. This partnership, dubbed “Operation Smooth Streets,” aims to ameliorate more than 3,000 utility cuts during the Potholepalooza campaign.

How to Report a Pothole

Residents and commuters can notify DDOT about potholes in a variety of ways:

1) Call the Mayor’s Call Center at 311,

2) Use the Online Service Request Center at 311.dc.gov,

3) Send a tweet to twitter.com/DDOTDC,

4) Email Potholepalooza@dc.gov, or

5) Use the District’s new DC311 smartphone application.

Those who report potholes should identify the precise location of the hazard, including the correct quadrant (Northwest, Northeast, Southeast, Southwest) of the District. They should provide as much detail as possible about the hazard, including the approximate size and depth of the pothole. DDOT crews will also be out and about proactively identifying potholes.

How is a pothole repaired?

Road crews fix a pothole by filling it with replacement pavement material. Cold patches are used for small potholes in low-traffic areas because they can be quickly applied. Hot asphalt is used in high-traffic areas or on large potholes, because it will hold much more effectively. If the road has become pitted with potholes, it may need to be resurfaced. Resurfacing a roadway involves stripping the upper layers of asphalt off, roughening the bottom layers, and applying a new upper roadway surface.

@DDOTDC: Semi-Annual Circulator Forum | February 25, 2014 @ 6PM

The District Department of Transportation (DDOT) is holding its Semi-Annual Circulator Forum. At the forum, DDOT will solicit feedback from passengers on the strengths and weaknesses of the bus system to ensure the DC Circulator continues to meet the needs of current and future riders.

The Circulator’s route performance, future route extensions (including the planned National Mall route), a potential fare increase, and current operations are among the various items that will be presented and discussed at this forum. The 2014 DC Circulator Development Plan Update, currently underway, will also be brought up at the meeting.

What: Semi-Annual DC Circulator Public Forum

When: Tuesday, February 25, 2014

6 p.m. to 8 p.m.

Where: Eastern Market – The North Hall

225 7th Street SE

Transit: Circulator: Union Station / Navy Yard Route

Metrorail: Eastern Market (Blue and Orange Lines)

Metrobus: Visit http://www.wmata.com

For those unable to attend this forum or who wish to submit comments at a later date please forward comments to Circe Torruellas at circe.torruellas@dc.gov or call 202-671-2847. You may also submit comments by clicking on the contact us link located on the DC Circulator website at dccirculator.com.

DDOT: DC Streetcar to Host Job Fair | January 27, 2014 @ 10AM

The District Department of Transportation (DDOT) and DC Streetcar will host a job fair on Monday, January 27, 2013, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., at the Department of Employment Services (DOES) headquarters located at 4058 Minnesota Ave NE, Washington, DC, 20019.

At this time, DDOT and DC Streetcar are hiring individuals for four positions:


·        Maintenance Technicians.

·        Material Handlers.

·        Service Attendants.

·        Streetcar Operators.

Complete job descriptions can be accessed at www.dcstreetcar.com/connect/employment.  Interested individuals do not have to attend the job fair to be considered and may submit resumes directly to Molly O’Reilly-Pol at 202-887-4747 or molly@themidtowngroup.com.

 Transit:                Metrorail:            Minnesota Avenue Metro Station (Orange Line)

Metrobus:           Visit www.wmata.com