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2016 KA0 Department of Transportation

Friday, July 17, 2015

The District Department of Transportation’s (DDOT) mission is to enhance the quality of life for District residents and visitors by ensuring that people and goods move safely with minimal adverse impact on residents and the environment.

Summary of Services

DDOT executes its mission through the work of the following divisions: The Infrastructure Project Management Administration designs and builds roads and bridges, rails, and other transportation projects; the Progressive Transportation Services Administration provides public transportation service through Metro and the Circulator bus system; the Transportation Operations Administration ensures a safe and user-friendly transportation environment; the Planning, Policy and Sustainability Administration develops strategic goals for the agency; the Public Space Regulation Administration manages public space and issues permits; and the Urban Forestry Administration maintains the District’s street trees, providing our community with traffic calming, improved air quality, increased ground water retention that minimizes runoff and flooding, temperature moderation, and aesthetics.