Tuesday, January 31, 2012

Request for Information - Transportation

2 requests for input by Feb 10th

1. Questions for March Guest Speaker
DDOT Director, Terry Bellamy will be the guest speaker for the March civic association meeting.  Please email me any specific topics or questions you want him to address, so he can be prepared for answer at the meeting.

2. Transportation-related Oversight Hearings
It's that time of the year again for agency oversight w/budget hearings soon after.  The STTC plans to submit testimony for the public record for WMATA and DDOT on behalf of the civic association.  If you have any concerns, feedback, and/or suggestions for improvement for either agency, please email me by February 10th.

Last year the we submitted written testimony for DMV.

The Hearings for transportation related agencies are below (subject to change):
February 22nd - WMATA

March 2 - DDOT, Bicycle Advisory Council, Pedestrian Advisory Council

Hearing schedule attached for your information.  I also encourage you to submit your own testimony for the agency above (and other agencies too, of course).

The budget hearings are all after the Ward 7 Transportation Summit, so we have time to talk as a ward about issues we can tackle together. 

Fy11 12 Agency Performance Hearings Schedule

Tuesday, January 3, 2012

Save the Date!!!!

The Street, Traffic, and Transportation Committee got a lot accomplished in 2011.  Now we look toward 2012.  We have two big events planned for the first half of the year.  More to come, but for now mark your calendars.

Ward 7 Transportation Summit Part II
February 25, 2012
11:30am - 1:30pm
Benning Library

The first transportation summit really helped the transportation advocates in Ward 7 focus and work together.  We want to continue with our successes.  In Part 2 of the summit, we look back at last year's summit, pat ourselves on the back for 2011 accomplishments, and determine our priorities for 2012.

Bike Day in Fort Circle Park (more creative name to come)
April 14, 2012
Time and starting location TBD

We are working with National Park Service, local bike organizations, small bike shops to finalize the details.  We will also reach out to the other civic associations.

Want to help with any of the events, please contact Veronica at vod2@cornell.edu.