DDOT Announces Multiple New Hires July 8, 2016 Mass Transit Mag By The District Department of Transportation (DDOT) has named Emile Smith chief safety and security officer for DC Streetcar Operations. Smith is responsible for safety & security standards and compliance with federal and local regulations for operation of the 2.4 mile DC Streetcar system. The role includes directly supervising an internal staff of safety officers and monitoring the work of third party contractors to ensure compliance with federal and local oversight regulations along with the delivery of safe system operations and maintenance. Smith has previously served as Homeland Security Coordinator at DDOT. He also helped develop new regulations as part of the Federal Highway Administration’s MAP-21 ACT. Smith is a graduate of the McKinney School of Law, where he served as President of the Black Law Student Association (BLSA) and graduate of Norfolk State University, where he served as the student government association president.