Mayor Bowser to Call on the DC Council to Pass a Budget that Supports DC's Comeback
(Washington, DC) – On Monday, May 1 at 12 pm, Mayor Muriel Bowser, Councilmember Brooke Pinto, District officials, and community partners will stand together in support of passing a budget that supports DC’s Comeback Plan, including funding the K Street Transitway – a transformational project for the future of public transportation in downtown DC.
DC’s Comeback Plan includes a three-pronged approach to the transformation and revitalization of downtown: fill the space, change the space, and bring the people. The Comeback Plan recognizes downtown as our city’s economic engine that supports many of the District’s investments in people and neighborhoods across all eight wards, including investments in affordable housing, schools and recreation, and public safety. Current budget proposals put forth by the Council, including eliminating funding for the K Street Transitway and making it more expensive for people to take rideshares in and out of downtown and surrounding neighborhoods, will delay the work to bring back downtown as a vibrant, mixed-use neighborhood.
The current K Street infrastructure reflects outdated transportation and operational needs, leading to heighted congestion and safety concerns. The K Street Transitway project will make the corridor safer for all who use it, reduce congestion and improve travel time for all users, and make bus travel more reliable and efficient.
Monday, May 1 at 12 pm
Mayor Muriel Bowser
Councilmember Brooke Pinto, Ward 2
Keith Anderson, Deputy Mayor for Planning and Economic Development
Lucinda Babers, Deputy Mayor for Operations and Infrastructure
Everett Lott, Director, District Department of Transportation
Gerren Price, President, Downtown BID
Kristi Whitfield, Director, Department of Small and Local Business Development
April Richardson, Owner, Ninety Ten by DC Sweet Potato Cake Bakery & Cafe
*Closest Metro Station: McPherson Square Metro*
*Closest Bikeshare Station: 15th and K Street NW*
Press interested in attending the event are asked to RSVP to [email protected].
The DC Office of Cable Television, Film, Music, and Entertainment will provide a live feed of this event. To view the event, visit mayor.dc.gov/live, tune in on Channel 16 (DCN), or watch on Mayor Bowser’s Facebook or Twitter.