DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA
The DMVFTA was at the forefront of a battle to end a moratorium on all food trucks which prevented food trucks from operating in the District. With the support of various council members, the mayor and our supporters, we were able to work with DC to allow food trucks in the district.
Ended a statewide ban on food trucks from serving on state-maintained roads, which are the majority of roads in Virginia. The legislation unanimously passed the Senate and House of Delegates and was highlighted by a signing ceremony in Tysons with Gov. Terry McAuliffe.
City of Alexandria
Made permanent the 2014 food truck pilot program, which permits food trucks to serve daily from private property. Worked with City Council and the Mayor to make street vending legal in particular areas of the city.
Replaced the “dawn to dusk rule,” which limited the hours a food truck can serve, with a 5am to 10pm rule, allowing vendors to serve for longer hours.
Prince William County
Working with VaStrEats, rescinded a rule that limited the time a food truck can serve to only 90 minutes. We’re currently working with county officials to implement a comprehensive set of new food truck regulations.
Opened street and private vending in Fairfax county, starting with Tysons Corner. Although specified street vending locations are unregulated, the DMVFTA is working with the county officials to regulate the locations and open additional vending locations in Fairfax.
Prince George’s County
Ended a 10-year old ban on food trucks and created a new framework for licensing and permitting food trucks.
Made street vending legal through a unanimous vote during the mobile unit vending hearing in Charles County.