Proposal for Dedicated Bus Lane on 16th Street

Washington Post: Proposal For Dedicated Bus Lane On 16th Street:  Click HERE for Photo Caption, “Commissioner Kishan Putta collects signatures from bus riders for separate bus lane on 16th Street at bus stop near U Street…”  “Unless you address the congestion problem that the buses are facing, nothing is going to change,” said Kishan Putta

Metro Buses Overcrowded on 16th Street

CBS Radio: Metro Buses Overcrowded on 16th Street:   “Anyone who watches 16th Street rush hour traffic can very quickly tell that buses get held up by traffic to a terrible degree,” says Putta.  “And they’re carrying so many commuters who could be getting to work 15-20 minutes faster if they had their own lane.  “Only 3 [...]

Police Chiefs Lanier and Groomes Credit Our Efforts To Get Justice for the Community

From a Local Blog: Justice is Delivered – Judge Agrees To Our Community Request of Three Years Jail for Serial Neighborhood Thief:  Police chiefs Lanier and Groomes credit our efforts:  “For years, this serial thief preyed on our neighborhood, and though tracked and caught by police over 40 times, never got more than 90 days [...]

 Kishan’s Community Statement Recommending Jail Time For Serial Car Bandit

“To Judge Nash:  We have received an enormous community response in just one week’s time, with dozens of residents writing us to say that they had been victims of such crimes or live frightened on streets plagued with such crimes… Theft-from-auto (aka “smash-and-grab”) is the most common crime in our neighborhoods and our residents are outraged [...]

Dupont Residents Rally Against Serial Car Bandit

Washington City Paper: Dupont Residents Rally Against Serial Car Bandit – “We want the courts to take it seriously this time,” Putta says. “This individual won’t be deterred by small punishments, and it’s pretty clear that letting him [back] on the streets means that he will victimize our community… Teal had just been arrested for the 43rd time for [...]

DC Finally Begins Repaving Its Most Popular Bike Lane

WAMU, National Public Radio: D.C. Finally Begins Repaving Its Most Popular Bike Lane:  ”It shows that the city is committed to this idea of protected bike lanes. They see value for all residents, and they are going to put resources into maintaining them. It’s not just a fad,” says Kishan Putta, a Dupont Circle ANC commissioner. NOTE: this was [...]

Most Popular Bike Lane in DC to Be Repaired

WAMU, National Public Radio: Most Popular Bike Lane in DC to be Repaired: “Kishan Putta, a Dupont Circle ANC Commissioner who has been pushing the District Department of Transportation since last year to fix the bike lane:  ’This is the most used bike lane in Washington, D.C. and it needs to be kept up better,’ he said. [...]