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.


The City, in coordination with WMATA is working to increase access and safety as part of the King Street-Old Town Metro Access Improvements project. The focus of this project is to provide safer and more attractive walking environment; maintaining an efficient level of service for transit access to the site, which includes buses and other transit vehicles; accommodating future access needs, including bus service expansion; and making transit use more convenient and attractive as a travel mode.

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.


An infill Metrorail station is being planned for the Potomac Yard development along the yellow and blue lines. A working group has been established to coordinate with City staff on the project. Learn more about the process and view images of the documents provided to date.

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.