PRESS RELEASE: McDuffie Introduces Bill to Proactively Plan for Transportation Growth by Ward

Watch Councilmember McDuffie as he introduces the legislation:

For Immediate Release: Tuesday, March 28, 2017

Washington, DC – Earlier this month, Councilmember McDuffie, Chair of the Committee on Business and Economic Development, introduced legislation that would require the District of Columbia government to issue a proactive report every two years analyzing each ward’s current transportation infrastructure and future needs.

The Proper Planning for Future Growth Amendment Act of 2017 [B22-0181]
This legislation will require the D.C. Department of Transportation and the D.C. Office of Planning to work together on a biennial report analyzing each ward’s current transportation infrastructure and future needs. While individual projects perform traffic studies as part of their analysis of development impacts and Small Area Plans look at the traffic patterns within a prescribed area or neighborhood, these approaches are often too narrow. This legislation will broaden the outlook of transportation studies, and make this process a regular occurrence rather than an ad hoc response to a given development.