Women Transforming Transportation

      March 08, 2020

      Initially, women were only celebrated on International Women's Day on March 8. In 1978, this day extended to become Women's History Week and the movement expanded nationwide as other communities initiated their own celebratory observations. Two years later, President Jimmy Carter issued the first Presidential Proclamation declaring the week of March 8, 1980 as National Women’s History Week. Subsequent presidents continued to proclaim a National Women’s History Week in March until 1987 when Congress passed a law designating March as Women’s History Month....

      Cherry Blossom Festival: What to Know Before You Go

      March 04, 2020

      Are you ready for one of DC’s largest spectator events? Every year, more than 1.5 million visitors from around the world travel to the District to witness a transformation — the annual blooming of the cherry blossom trees.* Gifted to our nation's capital by Mayor Yukio Ozaki of Tokyo in March 1912, more than 3,000 cherry blossom trees bring an explosion of life to the city and are celebrated with a series of events that are primarily FREE and open to the public. This year's National Cherry Blossom Festival will take place on March 20 to April 12, 2020 and we're here to provide you with all you should know before you go!** *The cherry blossoms are expected to hit peak bloom between March 21-24, 2020. **Festival event changes due to the health crisis can be found here. In light of the recent circumstances, the National Cherry Blossom Festival has launched a new virtual experience to bring the spirit of the blossoms to you and provide a way to enjoy springtime together, while being apart....

      DC Ranks #1 Place to Visit in 2020: Prep for Guests

      February 05, 2020

      Of the New York Times' top 52 places to go in 2020, our very own Washington, DC came in at number one! You may be wondering, why now? Well, in addition to the city's already rich history, political precedence, memorials, monuments, and FREE exhibitions, DC culture is on the rise. Our nation's capital is one of the very few majority-minority cities in the country, so we have garnered a diverse culture of food, music, and art. Residents can barely keep up with all the new trending restaurants that are popping up with blended international influences. Now that our city has been nationally recognized as a top place to visit, hotels and lodging providers should prepare for an influx of visitors this year....

      Top 10 Sites to See for Black History Month

      February 03, 2020

      Every year, February is celebrated as Black History Month to recognize both the achievements and central role of African Americans in US history. Initially coined "Negro History Week" in 1926 by the notable black historian Carter G. Woodson, the week was founded to raise awareness about African Americans' contributions to civilization. Decades later, Woodson's legacy remains stronger than ever. In fact, the celebration expanded to a month during its 50th anniversary in 1976 to become the first-ever African American History Month. Since then, each US president has designated February as Black History Month and endorsed a specific theme. From our nation's first African American president, Barack Obama, to one of the greatest leaders of the Civil Rights Movement, Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., we thank you and honor you for your contributions....

      Scooting into 2020

      December 10, 2019

      More scooters in 2020! The District Department of Transportation (DDOT) announced the next phase in their dockless vehicle sharing program, allowing four of the current eight permits to continue operating in Washington, DC starting April 1, 2020. The four approved operators will be able to expand their fleet to a total of 10,000 scooters -- nearly doubling the number of devices available for rent in the city!...

      All About Affordable, Alternative Transportation

      October 10, 2019

      Washington, DC is heavily invested in providing affordable, alternative transportation options to residents across all eight wards of the city, regardless of income. To help meet that goal, DC has a number of transportation programs that provide discounted access to Capital Bikeshare, dockless vehicles such as scooters, and catching a cab, among others....

      Putting People First: Open Streets in DC

      August 29, 2019

      Can you imagine car-free streets? The District is making this dream a reality! Join us for the first-ever Open Streets event in DC on Saturday, October 5 from 10am to 2pm. That's right -- no cars, just people, stretching along nearly 3 miles of Georgia Avenue NW between Barry Place NW and Missouri Ave NW. Bring your furry friends, bikes, skates, scooters, balls, jump ropes, and most importantly yourselves to this FREE event! ...

      Dockless Vehicles: Access for All

      August 16, 2019

      If you haven't noticed already, the District has welcomed dockless vehicles of all types including bikes, scooters, and soon -- mopeds! Riding a bike or a scooter through the city is not only fun, but can save you time and money by avoiding the stress of sitting in traffic and paying for gas and parking. So... leave the keys behind and go dockless DC!...

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