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From parking tickets to streetcars and Capital Bikeshare, a D.C. City Council committee began a discussion on Wednesday about overhauling the transportation system in the city.
After several hiccups, could the streetcars hit the city sooner than later?
It's hard to drive anywhere and not hit a pothole, and recent storms haven't helped. D.C.'s Department of Transportation is only halfway through it's Potholepalooza campaign, and it has already filled twice the number it filled during 2013.
Walter Edwards spent 10 months in 2013 fighting red tape to get a ticket in the District of Columbia thrown out, only to open his mailbox to find a second bogus ticket assigned to him.
D.C. Council member Mary Cheh, who oversees all the key agencies involved in the ticketing process, will introduce a bill Tuesday called the Transportation Reorganization Act.
Throughout the National Cherry Blossom Festival visitors are urged to avoid driving because of a lack of public parking, street closures, congestion and the risk of those ubiquitous pink parking tickets.
Parking in D.C. is almost impossible on some days, so local businesses along a stretch of Connecticut Avenue near the Cleveland Park Metro station are upset about a proposal that would eliminate about 30 parking spots that customers use every day.
DDOT began mailing out the new passes late last week and plan to reach out to residents and the public in a formal announcement Tuesday.
AAA Mid-Atlantic says drivers made more than 175,000 calls to the D.C. Department of Transportation last year to report broken parking meters.
The D.C. Taxicab Commission, the D.C. Lottery and the D.C. Department of Transportation's Business Opportunity and Workforce Development Center — all currently located in various, privately owned Anacostia buildings — will move to the renovated 2235 Shannon Place SE once its rehabilitation is complete in roughly 12 months.
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