Code of the District of Columbia

§ 50–921.01. Establishment of the Department of Transportation.

Pursuant to § 1-204.04(b), the Council establishes the District Department of Transportation (“DDOT”) as an agency within the executive branch of the government of the District of Columbia to improve the District’s economic competitiveness and quality of life by planning, coordinating, and operating the transportation system, including the DC Circulator pursuant to subchapter II of this chapter and the DC Streetcar, and managing and maintaining the transportation infrastructure, to ensure the safe, efficient movement of people, goods and information along public rights-of-way.


(May 21, 2002, D.C. Law 14-137, § 2, 49 DCR 3444; Mar. 13, 2004, D.C. Law 15-105, § 20(a), 51 DCR 881; Apr. 13, 2005, D.C. Law 15-354, § 77(a), 52 DCR 2638; Mar. 6, 2007, D.C. Law 16-225, § 3(c), 53 DCR 10232; Mar. 31, 2011, D.C. Law 18-339, § 6(a), 58 DCR 618.)

Effect of Amendments

D.C. Law 15-105 validated a previously made technical correction.

D.C. Law 15-354 substituted “District Department of Transportation (’DDOT’)” for “Department of Transportation (’DOT’)”.

D.C. Law 16-225, substituted “coordinating, and operating the transportation system, including the DC Circulator pursuant to subchapter II of this chapter” for “and coordinating the transportation system”.

D.C. Law 18-339 substituted “subchapter II of this chapter and the DC Streetcar,” for “subchapter II of this chapter,”.

Emergency Legislation

For temporary (90 day) amendment of section, see § 3(a) of District Department of Transportation DC Circulator Emergency Amendment Act of 2006 (D.C. Act 16-321, March 23, 2006, 53 DCR 2557).

For temporary (90 day) amendment of section, see § 3(c) of District Department of Transportation DC Circulator Congressional Review Emergency Amendment Act of 2007 (D.C. Act 17-3, January 16, 2007, 54 DCR 1439).

For temporary (90 days) allocation of traffic control officers, see §§ 6102 and 6103 of the Fiscal Year 2014 Budget Support Emergency Act of 2013 (D.C. Act 20-130, July 30, 2013, 60 DCR 11384, 20 DCSTAT 1827).

For temporary (90 days) allocation of traffic control officers, see §§ 6102 and 6103 of the Fiscal Year 2014 Budget Support Congressional Review Emergency Act of 2013 (D.C. Act 20-204, October 17, 2013, 60 DCR 15341, 20 DCSTAT 2311).

Temporary Legislation

For temporary (225 day) amendment of section, see § 3(a) of District Department of Transportation DC Circulator Temporary Amendment Act of 2006 (D.C. Law 16-134, June 16, 2006, law notification 53 DCR 5762).

Short Title

Section 6101 of D.C. Law 20-61 provided that Subtitle K of Title VI of the act may be cited as the “Allocation of Traffic Control Officers Act of 2013”.

Editor's Notes

For a requirement that in Fiscal Year 2019, the District Department of Transportation award a grant, on a competitive basis, in an amount not to exceed $250,000, to conduct a study identifying an optimal location for a new intercity bus station in the District, see section 6093 of D.C. Law 22-168.

"(3) A list of infrastructure and enforcement recommendations to enhance safety at each of the 10 most dangerous intersections identified pursuant to paragraph (2) of this section, and a timeline for the implementation of each recommendation."

“(2) A list of the 10 most dangerous intersections that will have TCOs during the most hazardous times of day, and the corresponding justification for these placements; and

“(1) A standard safety justification for the placement of TCOs;

On or before February 1, 2014, DDOT shall publish on its website:

Section 6062 of D.C. Law 21-160 amended section 6103 of D.C. Law 20-61 to provide: “Public notification of safety justification and dangerous intersections.

“(2) Prioritize placement of TCOs at the 10 most dangerous intersections during peak hazardous times.”

“(1) Justify the placement of Traffic Control Officers (‘TCOs’) at intersections based on safety, except when needed to manage special events or construction sites or when safety concerns for TCOs exist; and

Section 6102 of D.C. Law 20-61 provided: “Safety justification. The District Department of Transportation (‘DDOT’) shall:

“(2) A list of the 10 most dangerous intersections that will have TCOs during the most hazardous times of day, and the corresponding justification for these placements.”

“(1) A standard safety justification for the placement of TCOs; and

Section 6103 of D.C. Law 20-61 provided: “Public notification of safety justification and dangerous intersections. On or before February 1, 2014, DDOT shall publish on its website: