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D.C.'s Potholepalooza Calls On Citizens To Help Fix D.C.'s Streets

Tasbeeh Herwees

Every year since 2009, Washington, D.C. has been holding its Potholepalooza, a month-long campaign that runs mid-April to mid-May. During this period, D.C.'s Department of Transportation (DDOT) fields tips from residents and commuters about potholes around the city—via several communication avenues, including Twitter, email and a smartphone app—and works to get the potholes fixed in 72 hours or less. The annual campaign has been successful: since its inception, DDOT has filled more than 21,000 potholes.

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