D.C. may ban semi trucks starting in June to protect buildings other than the
White House and to reduce congestion, according to a Department of
Transportation report begun after September 11.
District has nearly 600,000 residents spread over about 68 square miles.
District has unique security needs,” a draft report said. “There are a panoply
of facilities that require strict security measures including the White House,
the Capitol, the Justice and State Departments, other federal facilities,
national monuments and embassies.
with their large capacity, could carry explosives or other materials that could
cause large-scale damage to the District and its residents.”
report also said the city is “poised” to experience additional trucking
activity within its boundaries and between the District and the neighboring
states of Maryland and Virginia.
put additional pressure on its roadway network, on residential neighborhoods
and on the
existing regulatory framework. A comprehensive program for the management of
all trucking activity with the District would help to address some of these
issues,” the draft report said.