Getting from Here to There


Because transportation plays a pivotal role in Washington and Downtownís economic prosperity and sustainability, this report highlights the need for a broad transportation agenda to guide future investments in the city as federal funds are unleashed to help build new infrastructure. The paper calls for an agenda that includes five steps and addresses plans to manage and re-imagine Downtown streets to alleviate congestion, connect new streetcar lines and 25 million National Mall visitors to Downtown and establish placemaking as a priority in Downtown to enhance the “sense of place.”