The DC Streetlight team is pleased to announce two upcoming public hearings on the District’s Smart Lighting project, “Safer. Smarter. Greener.” In case you haven’t heard about this project, it is a joint effort of the Department of Transportation (DDOT), the Office of the Chief Technology Officer (OCTO), and the Office of Public-Private Partnerships (OP3) to modernize the District’s more than 75,000 streetlights. This will create safer, more reliable lighting customized to the needs of each neighborhood, faster repairs of outages, and save as much as 50% of energy costs (reducing the District’s carbon footprint by 30,000 tons of greenhouse gas per year). The project also includes Smart City technology to expand the District broadband Wi-Fi network and provide a platform for other applications that serve residents more effectively like traffic monitors and air sensors. Councilmember Todd has been involved in this project through his oversight of the Office of Public-Private Partnerships.
The public hearings, are on Thursday, February 22, from 6:30 to 8:30 PM at the Capitol View Neighborhood Library and Saturday, February 24, 2018 11:30 AM to 1:30 PM at the Mt. Pleasant Public Library.