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Oppose Charter Buses Parking in Ivy City
  • Petitioned Job Training Not Bus Parking at Crummell School
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Job Training Not Bus Parking at Crummell School
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Deputy Mayor for Economic Development
Victor Hoskins
Mayor of Washington DC
MAyor Vincent Gray
Chairman of DC Council
Phil Mendelson
Council-member
Kenyan McDuffie
At-Large Council-member
Michael Brown
At-Large Council-member
David Catania
At-Large Council-member
Vincent Orange
Council-member
Jim Graham
Council-member
Mary Cheh
Council-member
Jack Evans
Council-member
Tommy Wells
Council-member
Muriel Bowser
Council-member
Marion Barry
Council-member
Yvette Alexander
General Manager Bolt Bus
David Hall
District of Columbia-01
Rep. Eleanor Norton

Oppose Charter Buses Parking in Ivy City

    1. Andria Swanson
    2. Petition by

      Andria Swanson

      washington, DC


The Ivy City Civic Association and Empower DC call for an immediate halt to the location of 65+ Charter Buses on the lot of historic Crummell School, which would further pollute and harm the Ivy City community in the midst of its efforts to revitalize the community and develop a workforce development and recreation center on the Crummell site for the uplift of area residents. 

DC’s Mayor Vince Gray & Deputy Mayor Victor Hoskins appear to moving forward with plans – despite community opposition – to allow 65+ Charter Buses per day to park on the lot of the historic Alexander Crummell School lot for the next 5-10 years. The proposal goes against decades of civic activism during which the community has a laid out vision for Recreation and Workforce development at Crummell and has recently identified a nonprofit partner to provide necessary services. Even the City’s own Comprehensive Plan calls for the school to be restored as a workforce and youth development center. The Bolt Buses will also contribute to pollution and traffic in this already heavily impacted neighborhood.  The Mayor, Deputy Mayor and Dept of Transportation officials have repeatedly refused Ivy City’s request for a meeting about this issue, and moved forward with their plans while the community had no City Council representation due to the resignation of former Councilman Harry Thomas Jr. There is no rationale for the buses to be parked at Crummell School when, like the proposed Bus Barn at Spingarn High School, they could be located at other available sites in close proximity to Union Station.

Recent signatures

    News

    1. Decision-maker Job Training Not Bus Parking at Crummell School responds:

      Job Training Not Bus Parking at Crummell School

      Don't waste Crummell School on buses! Put it to use for the community and the children.


    2. Ivy City tired of Being DC Dumping Ground

      Andria Swanson
      Petition Organizer

      Washington Post page A4 reports dumping in Ivy City and our recent lawsuit against the Mayor and Union Station Redevelopment Corporation. Click on the link below.

    3. Lawsuit Plans Announced In front of Crummell School this morning

      Andria Swanson
      Petition Organizer

      This morning residents of the Ivy City community, Empower DC, and supporting Ward 5 members stood together alongside their attorney Johnny Barnes to detail plans for a lawsuit against the city to halt the development of a charter bus parking lot in the Ivy City community.

      "Today I joined with Empower DC and residents of IVY City, a neglected neighborhood in Northeast D.C. We announced plans to sue the District Government tomorrow and seek injunctive relief because it plans to put a bus depot, housing at least 65 tour buses in the center of this population dense, over polluted community. I shall post more about the lawsuit later,” said Attorney Johnny Barnes.
      Late last night Empower DC received communication from the Mayor’s office that acknowledged a lack of engagement with the community and suggested a meeting, but fell short of agreeing to halt construction while the community engagement process takes place.

    4. STAND WITH IVY CITY! Call or Email the Mayor!

      Andria Swanson
      Petition Organizer

      Call or email the Mayor and Tell him:
      “Mayor Gray, stop dumping on Ivy City! I stand with Ivy City residents and call on you to relocate the charter bus lot and develop a job training center at Crummell School.”

      By Phone: (202) 727-6263 If After Hours Leave a Message
      By Email: Mayor@dc.gov; EOM@dc.gov


      COPY THE COUNCIL: pmendelson@dccouncil.us; mbrown@dccouncil.us; vorange@dccouncil.us; dcatania@dccouncil.us; jgraham@dccouncil.us; jackevans@dccouncil.us;

      mcheh@dccouncil.us; mbowser@dccouncil.us; kmcduffie@dccouncil.us; twells@dccouncil.us; yalexander@dccouncil.us; mbarry@dccouncil.us

    5. Check out the Video: IVY CITY DEMANDS

      Andria Swanson
      Petition Organizer

      This video was viewed at our Bus Meeting in Ivy City last Monday by almost 50 residents and friends of Ivy City and City officials DMPED representative Michael Durso and DDOT representative Eulois Cleckley.
      Check out the Link below

    6. Reached 250 signatures
    7. Michael Durso from DMPED says not BOLT BUSES they are CHARTER BUSES

      Andria Swanson
      Petition Organizer

      I just spoke with Michael Durso from the office of the Deputy Mayor for Economic development who says that the Buses that they propose to park on Crummell School lot are not Bolt Buses but Charter Buses. I appreciate the correction. The fact still remains that they are still 65 HUGE BUSES that they want to drive in and out of Ivy City and park at The Historic Crummell School Monday-Sunday from 7am to 7pm for the next 10 YEARS!
      And to further add insult to injury DMPED is suggesting that nighttime use should be granted to Love Nightclub because they are "considering the community", so that the club patrons are not parking on the streets, as if they aren't already doing so already. As if DMPED and Love Nightclub has not been neglectful enough to the residents of Ivy City already they deserve to use the HEART OF OUR COMMUNITY as their PARKING LOT!

      The Historic Crummell School is Not a Dumping Ground! It is the Heart of our Community where we demand WORKFORCE DEVELOPMENT AND RECREATION

    8. Like Residents and Friends and Family of Ivy City on Facebook

      Andria Swanson
      Petition Organizer

      Like this Page if you want to help Save and Restore The Historic Crummell School

    9. Reached 100 signatures
    10. ANC COMMISSIONERS 5B PASSED RESOLUTION OPPOSING BOLT BUSES

      Andria Swanson
      Petition Organizer

      By District law the ANC holds great weight in such community affairs yet our ANC was not contacted or informed before the decision was made to park the Bolt Buses at Crummell School. Our ANC Commissioners stands in solidarity with the Ivy City community and on Saturday July 7th ANC Commissioners 5B supported and passed a Resolution Opposing the parking of Bolt Buses at The Historic Crummell School.

    11. EMERGENCY BOLT BUS MEETING

      Andria Swanson
      Petition Organizer

      Monday July 16th at 6:30pm there will be an EMERGENCY BOLT BUS MEETING
      @Trinity Baptist Church 1814 Central Pl NE WDC 20002

      Invited Guest include Mayor Vincent Gray, Del. Eleanor Holmes Norton, Deputy Mayor Victor Hoskins, Council member Kenyan McDuffie, Council member Michael Brown, Council member Mary Cheh, DMPED representative Michael Durso and DDOT rep. Eulois Cleckley.

      The Ivy City Civic Association has identified the following leaders who are on the Union Station Board, Our Ward 5 Council member and Chair of the Committee for Jobs and Workforce development, Chair of the Committee on Economic Development, Chair of the Committee on Public Works and Transportation and Deputy Mayor of Economic Development and we request the representation of all these leaders to address community concerns.

    12. Reached 50 signatures
    13. Work began to Park Bolt Buses

      Andria Swanson
      Petition Organizer

      The Deputy Mayor for Economic Development has already begun leveling the grounds on Crummell School lot to park 65 Bolt Buses and also to build a break room equipped with a kitchen and shower room for the employee's despite the opposition of the community to this proposal

    Supporters

    Reasons for signing

    • John Zottoli WASHINGTON, DC
      • over 1 year ago

      Ivy City deserves clean air, not polluting busses.

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    • Kesh Ladduwahetty WASHINGTON, DC
      • almost 2 years ago

      Economic justice

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    • Kelly Maldonado WASHINGTON, DC
      • almost 2 years ago

      I grew up in the Ivy City neighborhood and my mom still lives there. There are a lot of people in Ivy City and other neighboring neighborhoods that will benefit from a job training center in that neighborhood.

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    • Phylisa Carter WASHINGTON, DC
      • almost 2 years ago

      Because the residents of Ivy City should decide what resources it needs to better the community.

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    • Colleen Payne WASHINGTON, DC
      • almost 2 years ago

      My brother and i both attended this school and graduated from there.This is a historical bldg.I think it should be reopened for the kids in that neiborhood.

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