DDOT’s Stay Within the Lines Parking Education

Tuesday, November 19, 2013

Warning Tickets Will Be Issued During the Month of November on H/Benning  

(Washington D.C.) The District Department of Transportation (DDOT) is engaged in a month-long education campaign designed to remind motorists to be safe and smart when parking along the H Street/Benning Road corridor. The goal of the campaign is to educate motorists and to prepare them to interact with DC Streetcar vehicles, which are scheduled to be delivered to the corridor to begin safety testing in December.

Throughout the month of November, DDOT and Department of Public Works (DPW) teams will be visible along the H Street corridor issuing “warning” tickets to vehicles that are improperly parked.  Cars parked outside of the white lines, including illegally double-parked vehicles, impede streetcars and delay service along the line. In December these actions could result in vehicles being ticketed and/or towed.

Crews are currently completing the final stretch of construction before in-traffic streetcar safety testing can begin in December, including final design and construction for streetcar turnarounds, the installation of poles and overhead wires, track installation for turnarounds/pocket tracks and final roadway work for turnarounds.  Once testing begins in December, DDOT and DPW will begin issuing real tickets to improperly parked vehicles.

Be safe and smart when parking, and remember: PLEASE STAY WITHIN THE LINES. For more information, please call 855-413-2954 or visit www.dcstreetcar.com.