The Committee on the Transportation and the Environment is responsible for matters relating to environmental protection regulation and policies; highways, bridges, traffic, vehicles, and other transportation issues; the regulation of taxicabs; maintenance of public spaces; recycling; waste management; water supply and wastewater treatment; and maintenance of public spaces and public parks and recreation.
The following agencies are within the purview of the committee:
Agencies under the Committee on Transportation and the Environment
•Department of General Services
•Department of Motor Vehicles
•Department of Parks and Recreation
•Department of Public Works
•District Department of the Environment
•District Department of Transportation
•District of Columbia Bicycle Advisory Council
•District of Columbia Taxicab Commission
•Food Policy Council
•Gas Station Advisory Board
•Green Buildings Advisory Council
•Pedestrian Advisory Council
•Soil and Water Conservation District
•Streetcar Financing and Governance Task Force
•Sustainable Energy Utility Advisory Board
•Washington Aqueduct *
•Water and Sewer Authority
* This entity is a federal agency or regional body. As such, the Committee does not have direct oversight but, rather, serves as a liaison for the Council in relations to this entity.
-Mary M. Cheh, Ward 3 (Chair)
-Jack Evans, Ward 2
-Brandon Todd, Ward 4
-Kenyan McDuffie, Ward 5
-Charles Allen, Ward 6
Click here for a listing of upcoming Committee on Transportation and the Environment meetings.
Persons wishing to testify before the Committee on Transportation & the Environment should contact Ms. Aukima Benjamin at (202) 724-8062 or firstname.lastname@example.org. Witnesses are typically given 3 minutes to present testimony, although 5 minutes may be allocated to persons representing organizations. Witnesses are asked to bring six written copies of testimony with them, and to send an electronic copy at least two days prior to the hearing to email@example.com.