Projects & Plans: Transportation

Information about transportation projects plans in and around the City.

Page updated on Jan 18, 2016 at 1:41 PM


Complete Streets are streets for everyone. They are a vital part of livable, attractive communities and are designed and operated to enable safe access for all users, including pedestrians, bicyclists, motorists and transit riders of all ages and abilities. Complete Streets make it easy to cross the street, walk to shops, bicycle to work and access buses or train stations.


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The King Street-Old Town Metro Access Improvements project will make the area immediately surrounding the Metrorail station safer and more aesthetically pleasing for station users, while also maintaining efficient levels of service for buses and other transit vehicles accessing the site.


Parking Standards for New Development Study


The City's 2008 Transportation Master Plan envisions a transportation system that encourages the use of alternative modes of transportation, reduces dependence on the automobile, and promotes a balance between travel efficiency and quality of life. The City is updating the Pedestrian and Bicycle chapters of the Transportation Master Plan to reflect changes that have occurred since 2008, including the Complete Streets policy, Capital Bikeshare program, and on-street bicycle facilities.


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Many years of community planning have produced a vision for Potomac Yard, and a new Metrorail station along the Yellow and Blue lines is central to that vision. The FTA and the NPS issued their Records of Decision for the Potomac Yard Metrorail Station in Fall 2016; this being the last step in the review process under the National Environmental Policy Act. On September 10th, 2018, WMATA awarded a contract to the Potomac Yard Constructors JV for design and construction of the project.


Transportation Demand Management (TDM) is a set of strategies that influence travel behavior by mode, frequency, time, route or trip length to reduce single occupancy vehicle trips.

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