New D.C. Transportation Chief Selected By Mayor Gray | WAMU 88.5 - American University Radio

WAMU 88.5 : News

New D.C. Transportation Chief Selected By Mayor Gray

Play associated audio
Mayor Vincent Gray (right) is nominated Terry Bellamy (left) to lead his Department of Transportation May 18.
David Schultz
Mayor Vincent Gray (right) is nominated Terry Bellamy (left) to lead his Department of Transportation May 18.

Bellamy joined the District government three years ago as a deputy to former Director Gabe Klein. He says his priorities will be roughly the same as those of his predecessor.

"Many of the programs and activities that we've been doing have been planned for over 20 years and we'll continue to carry that forward," Bellamy says.

The Department of Transportation has been a hot spot of activity in recent years, with several new programs debuting, such as Capital Bikeshare, the Circulator bus service and the upcoming streetcar network.

NPR

Antarctic Holiday: A Christmas Feast In The Loneliest Spot On Earth

For Dr. Gavin Francis, Christmas Eve marked the start of a year-long stay in an icy research base 8,700 miles from home. In this "empire of ice and isolation," he says, food is essential to morale.
NPR

Antarctic Holiday: A Christmas Feast In The Loneliest Spot On Earth

For Dr. Gavin Francis, Christmas Eve marked the start of a year-long stay in an icy research base 8,700 miles from home. In this "empire of ice and isolation," he says, food is essential to morale.
NPR

'Rum, Rumba, And Romance': A Book On Cuba's Enduring Mystique

This week, President Obama announced that he will begin to normalize relations with Cuba. Cuban-American writer Richard Blanco recommends a book about Cuba's imprint on the American imagination.
NPR

Obama Says 'James Flacco.' The Internet Says, Thank You

It was an honest mistake. But when President Obama said "James Flacco" when referring to James Franco — on a Friday before the holidays, no less — the slip was eagerly received online.

Leave a Comment

Help keep the conversation civil. Please refer to our Terms of Use and Code of Conduct before posting your comments.