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Navigation Without Representation: D.C.’s DMV Prepares for Self-Driving Cars

Wednesday, 09 April, 2014
City Councilmember Mary Cheh, who drafted the 2012 legislation, is very excited for autonomous vehicles to hit District streets. During an interview with Slate, Cheh described testing Google’s self-driving car on busy city streets two years ago, when the vehicle anticipated and braked for jaywalking pedestrians.... more >

Council Member Cheh driving change at D.C. transportation agencies

Wednesday, 09 April, 2014
In presenting her plan to the council, Cheh said the overhaul is needed because she has repeatedly encountered agencies making the same mistakes and suffering the same breakdowns in communications... more >

Ticketbuster: Cheh to introduce overhaul of ticketing process

Tuesday, 08 April, 2014
The bill would remove ticket-writing responsibility from the Department of Public Works, remove the maintenance of parking signs from the Department of Transportation and strip the Department of Motor Vehicles of ticket adjudication. ... more >

DC considering surge fare rates for taxicab drivers

Tuesday, 08 April, 2014
“If it’s engaging in an app type service, what we’re saying is that they can engage in the same kind of surge pricing or additional pricing,” said Cheh. “It could also be underpricing, so they are in competition.” ... more >

Bill To Deregulate Cab Fares Dispatched Via Mobile Application Introduced

Monday, 07 April, 2014
he Transportation Network Services Innovation Act of 2014, introduced Friday by Councilmembers Mary Cheh (D-Ward 3) and David Grosso (I-At Large), would allow cabs dispatched through digital services to break free from the traditional fare structure and behave more like Uber or Lyft.... more >

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Apr 9

Closures on Canal Road NW Between Foxhall Road and Arizona Avenue on April 9-10, 2014

Off-peak Closure of Reservoir Road NW Between Canal Road and V Street NW on April 10, 2014 Single-lane closure on outbound (westbound) Canal Road NW, between Foxhall Road and Arizona Avenue NW, until 7 p.m. on Wednesday, April 9, 2014. Canal Road NW will be closed in both directions, between Foxhall Road and Arizona Avenue NW, on Thursday, April 10, 2014; from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. ... more >
Apr 8

Statement of Councilmember Mary M. Cheh on Proposed Changes to School Assignment Policies

Cheh expresses her views on proposed changes to School Boundaries I appreciate the effort that the Deputy Mayor of Education has invested in reviewing school assignment policies. However, I want to make clear that I will vigorously oppose any plan that does not maintain the right of families to send their children to their neighborhood public schools.... more >
Apr 8

Cheh proposes fundamental reorganization of transportation agencies

Transportation Reorganization Act will spur a transparent, reflective process on the structure of transportation regulation in the District The legislation would centralize parking policy, enforcement, and adjudication in a new Department of Parking Management. It would also create a District Transit Authority that would absorb from DDOT responsibility for the planning, management, and operation of DC Streetcar, DC Circulator, and Capital Bikeshare.... more >
Apr 7

Cheh introduces legislation deregulating fares for taxis dispatched through mobile applications

The legislation also outlines regulatory requirements for ridesharing services in the District Deregulating this aspect of taxicab service in the District will benefit both consumers and drivers alike by providing increased competition and promoting consumer choice.... more >
Mar 21

Councilmember Cheh to introduce DC Clean Team program to Ward 3 businesses

Ward 3 Clean Team functions as a transitional employment opportunity for returning citizens In the District’s FY14 budget, Councilmember Cheh secured $500,000 to increase funding for the DC Clean Team grant program throughout the District, including the new team in Ward 3 along the Connecticut Avenue corridor.... more >

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Mary Cheh @marycheh 14 Apr I am very pleased with the look & feel of the new Georgetown DMV office, hats of to @DCDGS & @dcdmv for a great job
Mary Cheh @marycheh 10 Apr I am on @News8NewsTalk live with Bruce DePuyt be sure to tune in now. Discussing Relisha Rudd, DC transit, and more!
Mary Cheh @marycheh 10 Apr Students currently in school should not be moved after any changes are implemented.
Mary Cheh @marycheh 9 Apr Be sure to be mindful of the closures on Canal Rd between Foxhall Rd & Arizona Ave due @DDOTDC & @dcwater road work