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Vending Location Trading Platform (VLTP)

DC Food Truck Vending Location Trading Platform

George Mason University

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Background

Prior to December 2013, all Washington D.C. locations where food trucks were permitted to do business were available on a first come-first serve basis. In numerous locations, this led to traffic congestion due to multiple food trucks attempting to occupy a limited number of available spaces.

Beginning in December 2013, in an effort to regulate the most valuable locations where food trucks do business, the Washington D.C. Department of Consumer and Regulatory Affairs (DCRA) implemented the Mobile Roadway Vending (MRV) lottery system. The MRV lottery system assigns the most valuable Washington D.C. food truck locations by lottery. In November 2014, 182 food trucks in the “District of Columbia-Maryland-Virginia” Food Truck Association (DMVFTA) are subject to this schedule. Currently, the nine current MRV locations are:

  • Farragut Square 17th Street (17 paces)
  • Metro Center (11 spaces)
  • Virginia Ave (State Department) (10 spaces)
  • Franklin Square 13th Street (17 spaces)
  • Waterfront Metro (3 spaces)
  • Navy Yard/Capital River Front (8 spaces)
  • Union Station (15 spaces)
  • Patriots Plaza (4 spaces)
  • L’Enfant Plaza (19 spaces)

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