Metro to add, adjust bus routes in Dec.
Metro will launch several new direct and limited-stop bus routes in December in order to create faster service to downtown Washington, while eliminating bus stops that are underutilized, the agency announced.
Starting on Dec. 19, a new "priority corridor" service will be established along Benning Road, according to a Metro press release. The X9 bus will provide limited stop service between Capitol Heights Metro station and 13th and H Streets NW. Meanwhile, nearly seventy bus stops that are very close to each other or used with less frequency will be cut on routes 62, 63, G8, U8 and X2.
Two new routes from Virginia will offer service into Washington: The 7Y will run through the Pentagon, across Memorial Bridge to Federal Triangle Metro station, and the 16F will start in Culmore, and travel via the Pentagon over the 14th Street Bridge to Federal Triangle station.
In Maryland, the J2 service will increase between Silver Spring and Bethesda, travelling a portion of the proposed Purple Line. At the same time, bus routes will be simplified and shortened in the Greenbelt area.
Ann Scott Tyson
| November 30, 2010; 5:15 PM ET
Categories: Commuter Bus, District, Maryland, Metrobus, Northern Virginia
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