C100 Comments DDOT Performance Oversight regarding Mass Transit Issues

Monte Edwards

• DC needs more and better mass transit – a well-maintained and functional Metro system, more buses, and streetcars to connect the city and support investor confidence to invest in underserved neighborhoods.
• The transit system must have good facilities for maintenance, vehicle storage, servicing and repair, and they should be significant contributors to civic architecture, just as the car barns of over 100 years ago were.
• The modern, industrial style sites, as currently contemplated, are not popular in residential neighborhoods.
• The city should properly design and equitably site these facilities in all wards so that Ward 5 doesn’t become a dumping ground just because it has the most industrial land.