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The District Department of Transportation (DDOT) is initiating a planning study to examine opportunities for public transportation improvements in the North-South corridor from the Takoma/Silver Spring area to the Buzzard Point/Southwest area.
The study area is focused on a 9-mile corridor that includes most of the inner Southwest, crosses the National Mall, and in generally bound by 14th Street and 5th Street NW. For evaluation purposes, the study area will be divided into three different areas:
- North: Takoma/Silver Spring generally to Georgia Avenue/Petworth Metro station area;
- Central: Georgia Avenue/Petworth Metro Station area to the Downtown; and
- South: Downtown to the SW Waterfront/Buzzard Point area.
Over the next year, DDOT will be conducting a Phase 1: Planning study, in collaboration with the community, area businesses, government agencies, and other stakeholders to identify and analyze alternatives to improve transit service and capacity in the corridor.
At the end of the study, DDOT will identify alternatives for further evaluation in the Phase 2: Environmental review process.
The North-South study builds off of previous DC planning studies, including the 2005 Transit Plan, Sustainable DC, and moveDC. Plans like these, with your input, showed a need for improved transit along this corridor. We want your input again! What issues need to be solved? Where do you want to go? Come to our second round of public meetings in mid-late February to let us know what is important to you!