C100 Statement Transportation Public Engagement Forum

Monte Edwards

DDOT has proposed a Plan that should be designed to address congestion, transit crowding and declining transportation reliability but is in fact a Plan that can only be half funded by DC resources, and predicts that congestion, crowding, and declining reliability will continue unless neighboring jurisdictions allocate their budget dollars to solve our transportation problems.  The new administration needs to develop a comprehensive transportation plan that objectively evaluates all modes of moving people and goods and specifically includes commuter rail as an alternative to automobile commuting and freight rail as an alternative to moving freight by truck.