Public Meeting #1 was held on Wednesday, October 22nd. Meeting materials can be found in the Project Library.
The District Department of Transportation (DDOT), in coordination with the Federal Highway Administration (FHWA), is conducting the SE/SW Transportation Improvement Study to examine transportation improvements between the Southeast and Southwest communities of Anacostia and the Waterfront and evaluate the alternatives for a premium transit facility within the study area and is a key component in the Priority Streetcar System (formerly referred as 22-mile system).
The study will include development of an Environmental Assessment (EA), in accordance with the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA). DDOT began its formal National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) process for the Southeast/Southwest project in July 2014.
In 2012, the District Department of Transportation (DDOT) completed a multi-modal transportation corridor planning study that identified some current and future transportation challenges of Southeast/Southwest area, along the Southwest waterfront from 12th Street SE to 14th Street SW and from the Southwest/Southeast Freeway south to the Anacostia River/Washington Channel. The M Street Southeast/Southwest Transportation Planning Study identified the purpose and needs and analyzed how to integrate transit (including streetcar), bicycling and walking with vehicular traffic in this growing section of the District. The Study offers range of alternatives to improve the functionality for all users along the corridor.
More materials can be found on the project website.