WATA: Public Hearings for Metro’s FY15 fare proposals and capital improvement program

In the coming week, Metro will be hosting six public hearings to receive comments on Metro’s FY15 fare proposals and capital improvement program. Each public hearing will begin at 6:30PM and be preceded by an informal “Information Session,” starting at 6:00PM. Two hearings are scheduled in Maryland:


Monday, Feb. 3 Matthews Memorial Baptist Church – Hearing 591 Fellowship Hall 2616 Martin Luther King Jr. Ave., SE Washington, DC



Thursday, Feb. 6 Metro Headquarters Building – Hearing 594 600 5th Street, NW Washington, DC


To facilitate additional means for the public to provide feedback, Metro is also hosting an online budget survey and will accept written comments. The online survey can be taken at www.wmata.com/budgetsurvey and is open until 5:00PM. on February 11. Written statements and exhibits may be sent to the Office of the Secretary, Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority, 600 Fifth Street, N.W., Washington, D.C. 20001, or e-mailed to writtentestimony@wmata.com. Statements also may be faxed to 202-962-1133. Written statements must be received by 5:00PM on Tuesday, February 11.


The full public hearing docket is available in six languages on Metro’s website: http://www.wmata.com/community_outreach/B14-01_B14-02_landing/B14-01_B14-02_landing.cfm

DDOT: Requests Input on Improving Pedestrian Access

***Public Meeting Notice***

DDOT Requests Input on Improving Pedestrian Access

(Washington D.C.) The District Department of Transportation (DDOT) is seeking comments about improving pedestrian access in the District. DDOT is holding two public meetings to gain public input to help the agency develop a long-term plan to remove existing accessibility barriers for all pedestrians who utilize sidewalks in the District.

Accessibility Meetings



Thursday, June 27, 2013
10:30 a.m. – 12 p.m.

Martin Luther King Junior Library

Room A-5

901 G Street NW

Thursday, June 27, 2013

7 p.m. – 8:30 p.m.

Washington AME Church

1518 M Street NW

(Accessible entrance on east side of church.)

Input can also be provided by completing an online survey, which can be found at

http://survey.dac-corp.com/survey.aspx/DDOT. (If you would like assistance with completion of this survey please call DDOT’s Customer Service Clearinghouse at 202-673-6813 or the TTY number at 202-673-6813.)

Comments can also be sent to Wolde Makonnen by email (Wolde.Makonnen@dc.gov), phone (202-671-4684), fax (202-671-4684), or hard mail at 55 M Street SE – 5th Floor, Washington, DC 20003. Comments are due by Thursday, August 1, 2013.

The District Department of Transportation (DDOT) is committed to ensuring that no person is excluded from participation in, or denied the benefits of, its projects, programs, activities, and services on the basis of race, color, national origin, gender, age, or disability as provided by Title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, the Americans with Disabilities Act and other related statutes.

In accordance with the D.C. Human Rights Act of 1977, as amended, D.C. Official Code sec. 2-1401.01 et seq. (Act), the District of Columbia does not discriminate on the basis of actual or perceived: race, color, religion, national origin, sex, age, marital status, personal appearance, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, familial status, family responsibilities, matriculation, political affiliation, genetic information, disability, source of income, status as a victim of an intrafamily offense, or place of residence or business. Sexual harassment is a form of sex discrimination which is prohibited by the Act. In addition, harassment based on any of the above protected categories is prohibited by the Act. Discrimination in a violation of the Act will not be tolerated. Violators will be subject to disciplinary action.”

If you need special accommodations or language assistance services (translation or interpretation) please contact Brett Rouillier at brett.rouillier@dc.gov or 202-671-0533 at least 72 business hours in advance of the meeting. These services will be provided free of charge.

Public Hearing on “Housing and Community Development Needs in the District of Columbia

The DC Department of Housing and Community Development

Hosts a Series of Community Needs Assessment Hearings

Michael P. Kelly, Director of the DC Department of Housing and Community Development (DHCD), announces a series of public hearings on “Housing and Community Development Needs in the District of Columbia”.  The hearing will help form a basis for developing the District’s draft “Consolidated Plan for the District of Columbia Fiscal Year 2014 Action Plan” and the spending priorities utilizing federal entitlement funds.  DHCD, the Department of Human Services and the Department of Health will each provide input into the plan.

Residents and stakeholders are strongly encouraged to come out and participate in the development of policies and programs in the following areas: 1) affordable housing; 2) special needs housing; 3) homelessness; 4) homeownership; and, 5) community development and public service activities.  The Department is also interested in receiving community feedback on innovative strategies to enhance community participation during this planning process.


Wednesday, March 13, 2013 ~ 6:30 pm

1800 Martin Luther King Jr, Avenue, SE, 1st Floor Conference Room



Tuesday, March 26, 2013 ~ 6:30 pm

Frank D. Reeves Municipal Building

2000 14th Street, NW, 2nd Floor Community Room



Wednesday, March 27, 2013 ~ 1:00 pm

Focus: Special Needs Housing

(includes housing needs for the homeless, persons with disabilities and persons living with AIDS)

1800 Martin Luther King Jr, Avenue, SE, 1st Floor Conference Room


Thursday, March 28, 2013 ~ 6:30 pm

The Bishop Alfred A. Owens Jr. Family Life Community Center

605 Rhode Island Avenue, NE

District of Columbia residents who would like to present oral testimony are encouraged to register in advance either by e-mail at DHCD.EVENTS@dc.gov or by calling 202.442.7200.  Please provide your name, address, telephone number, and organization affiliation, if any.

Telecommunications Device for the Deaf (TDD) relay service is available by calling (800) 201-7165.  A sign language interpreter will be provided upon request by calling (202) 442-7251 five days prior to the hearing date.

Residents who require language interpretation should specify which language (Spanish, Vietnamese, Chinese-Mandarin/Cantonese, Amharic, or French). Interpretation services will be provided to pre-registered persons only. Deadline for requesting services of an interpreter is five days prior to the hearing date.  Bilingual staff will provide services on an availability basis to walk-ins without registration.

Written statements may be submitted for the record at the hearing, or until close of business, Friday, April 12, 2013.  Mail written statements to: Michael P. Kelly, Director, DHCD, 1800 Martin Luther King Jr., Avenue, SE, Washington, DC 20020. EA