Monthly Archives: October 2013

UFA Combing the District to Save Bees

DDOT’s Urban Forestry Administration (UFA) is on a new quest to help save bees in the District. Bees play a significant role as they pollinate over 80% of our vegetables and fruit plants and without them we would have a … Continue reading

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A Land Where Bikes Rule the Road

For many years, the District has been heralded as one of the best cities for bicyclists. The city’s reputation for fostering cycling has continually grown in stature: earlier this month the Huffington Post heralded D.C. as the “new U.S.  bike … Continue reading

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District Families Celebrate International Walk to School Day

District students and families joined communities across the country and the world on October 9, 2013 to celebrate International Walk to School Day.  Walk to School events work to create safer routes for walking and bicycling and emphasize the importance … Continue reading

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Signal Optimization and Improving Traffic Flow in the District

The District of Columbia as a humanistic, people-friendly city is first and foremost an accessible city, where mobility is possible for all. Many cities today are plagued by traffic congestion, and in densely populated city areas the fastest ways of … Continue reading

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In D.C., More Kids Head to School by Bike (The Washington Post, Kids Post)

Here’s an interesting feature in The Washington Post’s Kids Post regarding the latest trend about the increase in bicycle use numbers. This time kids are part the mix and this speaks volumes to the work that is carried out by … Continue reading

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School Transit Subsidy Program Handles Influx of New Applications

The task was tall, but the School Transit Subsidy Program (STSP) team, within DDOT’s Progressive Transportation Services Administration (PTSA), could handle it: Metrobus for District students in public, charter, and private schools would be free this year. Free! Who wouldn’t … Continue reading

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