Council Advances Allen’s Transportation Bill Expanding Access to Free Bus Rides

By Southwester Staff In December, Ward 6 Councilmember Charles Allen earned unanimous support from City Council colleagues for his “Metro for DC” bill, which sets the stage for free access to Metrobuses departing from any location in the District beginning this summer. “Today’s vote on this transformational bill shows the District is ready to be […]

Mobility Innovation District Brings New Electric Transportation Option to Southwest

By Southwester Staff On October 20, DC Mayor Muriel Bowser, the Office of the Deputy Mayor for Planning and Economic Development, the Southwest Business Improvement District (Southwest BID) and community leaders launched DC’s first-ever Mobility Innovation District.  According to the Mayor’s office, the multi-year mobility project, funded by a $3 million city grant to the […]

Art in Transit returns to L’Enfant Plaza

By Southwester Staff The L’Enfant Plaza metro station’s entrance at Maryland Avenue and 7th Street SW is currently the site of an art display. After hearing that the entrance was going to be closed for repairs, SWBID reached out to the Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority (WMATA) to see how they could bring some life […]

New Mobility Innovation District Launched to Expand Access to Equitable Transportation in Southwest

By Southwester Staff On May 25, DC Mayor Muriel Bowser and the Office of the Deputy Mayor for Planning and Economic Development announced a multi-million dollar investment in the development of two innovation districts, including one in Southwest.  The Mobility Innovation District (MID) will be led by the Southwest Business Improvement District (BID). The city’s […]

Waterfront Academy Honored as Green Transportation Leader

By Kate Oczypok Waterfront Academy was recently awarded the status of goDCgo Platinum Level School Ambassador. An initiative of the District Department of Transportation, goDCgo encourages the use of sustainable transportation and recognizes local organizations for their efforts as transportation leaders. Businesses who offer transportation benefits and creative program incentives are recognized for making DC […]

Proposed Redesign of M Street SE Seeks to Increase Safety, Mobility

By Haley Murphy  This article was originally published on TheWash.org and is reprinted with permission.  The Capitol Riverfront Mobility Project plans to change the way people move through Southeast Washington by increasing micromobility options and making the roads safer for everyone. A mobility study by the Capitol Riverfront Business Improvement District (BID) names Navy Yard […]

Pay for Metro with your smartphone or watch? Testing starts soon.

Metro is planning a pilot program to test new fare technology and fare gates to allow riders to pay for their trip in new ways, including next-generation smartphones, NFC-enabled watches, contactless credit and debit cards, Federal ID cards, and more. Metro recently announced a pilot program to test the new technology at 10 Metrorail stations, six […]