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moveDC Long Range Multimodal Transportation Plan

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moveDC has received regional and national accolades, including the 2015 National Planning Excellence Award for Transportation Planning from the American Planning Association, national and regional recognition from the American Council of Engineering Companies, and the 2014 Innovative Transportation Solutions Award from WTS-DC.

In partnership with the District Department of Transportation (DDOT), Kimley-Horn prepared the District of Columbia’s multimodal long-range transportation plan.

This plan provides short-, mid-, and long-term transportation system investment guidance for DDOT, helping to support important city initiatives and goals. The plan includes recommendations for an integrated multimodal transportation system for the District of Columbia offering a multitude of travel choices for all trip types. The transportation plan provides recommendations at corridor, neighborhood, and citywide scales for all modes of transportation—pedestrians, bicycles, vehicles, and transit. The plan includes all elements required of federally compliant long-range transportation plans in addition to elements that help the city meet its primary goal of providing a high quality of life for its residents, workers, and visitors. These include elements that address context sensitivity, sustainability, and livability.

The significant diversity of the city meant that public engagement was an important part of the planning process. The District set an ambitious goal of having more than 10,000 unique people participate in the planning process; Kimley-Horn was able to meet that goal. Public engagement included a visioning and goal-setting symposium, a public planning committee, a workshop series, participatory webcasts, blogger meet-ups, extensive use of social media, an interactive project web site, and two different surveys—MetroQuest and a statistically-based research survey.

As a part of the project’s implementation plan, financial analyses were prepared for the plan’s recommendations to quantify the operation and capital costs of the plan’s recommendations.