Office of Operations Freight Management and Operations

Urban Freight Case Studies - Washington, DC

Institutional Involvement

District Department of Transportation (DDOT)

DDOT's mission is to enhance the quality of life for District residents and visitors by ensuring that people, goods, and information move efficiently and safely, with minimal adverse impacts on residents and the environment. New housing and commercial space, the District's unique and complex set of security concerns, and limited truck management strategies required DDOT to reconsider and redefine its policies for the movement of trucks. To address such issues, DDOT commissioned the District of Columbia Motor Carrier Management and Threat Assessment Study.

Downtown DC Business Improvement District (BID)

The Downtown DC BID is a 140-block neighborhood stretching from the U.S. Capitol to the White House. It focuses on revitalizing the downtown area and making it cleaner, safer, and more vibrant. Property owners in this area tax themselves to purchase services and make capital improvements that supplement those provided by the District.5 The Downtown DC BID partnered with DDOT, the Golden Triangle BID, and the Washington, DC Department of Public Works (DPW) to develop a curb-space management program that was recommended by the Downtown Congestion Task Force.

Washington Convention Center Authority (WCCA)

The WCCA, together with the District DPW and DDOT, jointly agreed to implement recommendations in the 1997 Transportation Master Plan, with respect to traffic management near the Washington Convention Center. The Transportation Operations and Parking Plan was developed to address traffic control at intersections; routing of trucks, buses, and other vehicles; management of crowds and pedestrian zones; residential permit parking; shuttle bus operations; event-related temporary on-street parking restrictions; and coordination requirements among WCCA, the District of Columbia Government, and WMATA.

5 Downtown DC Business Improvement District,

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