Government of the District of Columbia
Since the Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) was signed in March 2000 creating the Anacostia Waterfront Initiative (AWI), many agencies, organizations, stakeholders and residents have worked together to help it move from vision to reality. Partners listed here continue play important roles in the progress of various AWI transportation projects.
District Department of Transportation
The District Department of Transportation (DDOT) is the sponsoring agency of this website. Guided by the Anacostia Waterfront Transportation Master Plan, the department is recreating its transportation infrastructure network to promote safe, efficient, multimodal travel throughout the Anacostia Waterfront area.
Deputy Mayor for Planning and Economic Development
The Office of the Deputy Mayor for Planning and Economic Development (DMPED) is charged with executing the Mayor’s economic development strategy which encourages growth and investments across the District of Columbia. Its strategy is centered on three major priorities: Attracting Businesses, Revitalizing Neighborhoods and Creating Jobs.
District Department of Environment
The District Department of the Environment’s (DDOE) vision is that the nation’s capital will become the model of environmental protection and sustainable practices. DDOE will lead the way through partnerships with other District agencies, business groups, nonprofits and residents.
Office of Planning
The Office of Planning’s (OP) purpose is to guide development of the District of Columbia, including the preservation and revitalization of our distinctive neighborhoods, by informing decisions, advancing strategic goals, encouraging the highest quality outcomes, and engaging all communities. OP performs planning for neighborhoods, corridors, districts, historic preservations, public facilities, parks and open spaces, and individual sites. In addition, OP engages in urban design, land use, and historic preservation review. OP also conducts historic resources research and community visioning, and manages, analyzes, maps, and disseminates spatial and U.S. Census data.
DC Water (also known as District of Columbia Water and Sewer Authority)
DC Water distributes drinking water and collects and treats wastewater for more than 600,000 residential, commercial and governmental customers in the District of Columbia. DC Water also provides wholesale wastewater treatment services for a population of 1.6 million in Montgomery and Prince George’s Counties in Maryland, and Fairfax and Loudoun Counties in Virginia.
U.S. Federal Government Agencies
U.S. Environmental Protection Agency
The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) protects human health and the environment. To do so, the agency develops and enforces regulations, gives grants, studies environmental issues, sponsor partnerships, teaches people about the environment and publishes information.
U.S. Federal Highway Administration
The Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) improves mobility on our nation’s highways through national leadership, innovation, and program delivery. The agency plays in an important role in oversight and is a primary financial sponsor of many of the District’s AWI transportation projects.
U.S. National Park Service
The National Park Service (NPS) is a bureau of the U.S. Department of the Interior and manages the 397 units of the National Park System, including Anacostia Park. NPS continues to be an important partner working with DDOT on projects such as the 11th Street Bridge Project, Anacostia Riverwalk Trail and South Capitol Street Corridor Project.
U.S. Department of the Interior
The U.S. Department of the Interior (DOI) protects America’s natural resources and heritage, honors our cultures and tribal communities, and supplies the energy to power our future.
U.S. Department of Transportation
The U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT) works to ensure a fast, safe, efficient, accessible and convenient transportation system that meets our vital national interests and enhances the quality of life of the American people, today and into the future. The agency played a vital early role in AWI and was a signatory to the Memorandum Of Understanding (MOU) that launched the initiative in March 2000 along with the District and other the Federal and regional agencies. Former Transportation Secretary Norman Mineta signed the MOU for the U.S. Department of Transportation.
Other State Agency Partners
Maryland Department of Transportation
The Maryland Department of Transportation (MDOT) directs and oversees the planning, construction and operation of Maryland’s highway, transit, maritime and aviation facilities, as well as the Maryland Motor Vehicle Administration. All five modes fall under the direction of the Transportation Secretary. MDOT is an important partner in the AWI Program effort to complete the Kenilworth segment of the Anacostia Riverwalk Trail.
Anacostia Watershed Society
The mission of the Anacostia Watershed Society (AWS) is to protect and restore the Anacostia River and its watershed communities by cleaning the water, recovering the shores, and honoring the heritage.
Maryland-National Capital Park and Planning Commission
Throughout 80 plus years of service, The Maryland-National Capital Park and Planning Commission has endeavored to improve the quality of life for all of the citizens of Montgomery and Prince George’s Counties and of the communities in which these citizens live, work and raise their families. M-NCPPC is an important partner in the AWI Program effort to complete the Kenilworth segment of the Anacostia Riverwalk Trail.
Earth Conservation Corps
Earth Conservation Corps (ECC) is a nonprofit youth development and environmental service organization located on the heavily polluted Anacostia River in Southeast Washington, DC, one of our nation’s most disadvantaged communities. Since 1992, ECC has provided hundreds of unemployed, out of school youth ages 17-25 with hands on workforce and leadership development training, environmental education and media arts training.