North-South Corridor


A summary of Public Meeting series 2 is now online!

Thank you to everyone who came to our second series of public meetings! We appreciate your time and feedback. The next series of meetings will be in early summer. We look forward to seeing you again!

A summary of the second series of public meetings will be posted soon. Click here for a recap of our first series of public meetings.


Conceptual Map


The District Department of Transportation (DDOT) is continuing to conduct 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:

  1. North: Takoma/Silver Spring generally to Georgia Avenue/Petworth Metro station area;
  2. Central: Georgia Avenue/Petworth Metro Station area to the Downtown; and
  3. South: Downtown to the SW Waterfront/Buzzard Point area.


Study Process

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.


Study Schedule 3

Check out our Project Library for more information and materials!


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