On March 22, Mayor Muriel Bowser presented her Fiscal Year 2024 (FY24) Budget and Financial Plan to the Council of the District of Columbia as part of the District’s annual budget process. The $19.7 billion FY24 budget includes investments that are strategic and focused on ensuring a strong and equitable comeback for Washington, DC.
Below are highlights of investments and initiatives in the FY24 budget proposal that impact DMOI agencies.
- Maintain the $7.4M to install 342 new automated traffic cameras and add $13.3M to support DC DMV’s increased ticket processing and adjudication responsibilities
- $258M to redesign dangerous roadways and improve traffic safety
- $19M a year to deploy temporary and permanent traffic calming measures, including $3.6M a year for improvements around schools and $5M to create a TSI 2.0 program, geared towards a more equitable TSI approach
- $148M for new or rehabilitated trail segments
- $36M to continue building more protected bike lanes and $15M to continue expansion of Capital Bikeshare, including adding more than 1,000 new e-bikes to the Bikeshare fleet
- $114M to continue building bus-only lanes and other bus priority treatments to make bus travel faster and more reliable
- $2M has been set aside in FY24 to begin piloting strategies and ideas from the Mayor’s Task Force on Automated Traffic Enforcement Equity and Safety
- Chaired by the Chief Equity Officer and DMOI, the task force will study and make recommendations to: maximize the efficacy of the ATE program in reducing the frequency and severity of crashes and traffic fatalities; mitigate against the potentially inequitable effects of flat fines on individual of varying household incomes; and clarify, simplify, and streamline the payment processes associated with traffic ticket fines and penalties, including delinquent debt, to lessen administrative burdens to the public
- $4.5M for a new one-stop web portal for resident services
- $3.4M to begin replacing residents’ “Supercan” trash cans, with the goal of replacing every can over the next eight years
- $70K for DC DMV to automatically register voters when the agency issues IDs to new residents
Visit budget.dc.gov to view the Mayor’s FY24 Proposed Budget.