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Updates on Maryland Commuter Buses

Some notes for those of you who ride the MTA commuter buses:

Bus Stop Relocation
-- The bus stop on Constitution Avenue at 14th Street NW has been moved temporarily to the other side of 14th Street to accommodate the construction at the National Museum of American History. The MTA says all drivers on bus route 995 have been told to use this new location, even though the regular stop is still accessible for the moment.
-- The afternoon stops for bus routes 901, 902, 904 and 905 have been moved up the block from National Archives to the eastbound side of Pennsylvania Avenue at Ninth Street NW. The morning buses will continue to drop passengers on westbound Pennsylvania Avenue after making the turn from Seventh Street NW.

Hearing on New Service
The MTA will hold a hearing Wednesday on its proposal to expand service between Waldorf and the District. Expansion would take these forms:
-- Create a new bus route, No. 650, between the new Southern Maryland Baseball Stadium in Waldorf and downtown Washington. There would be 10 trips to Washington each weekday morning and 10 back in the afternoon. Within the District, the new route would follow the same path as Route 905. Service would start around Nov. 1.
-- Route 913 would be modified to serve the new Southern Maryland Baseball Stadium instead of the Route 301 Park & Ride, starting around Aug. 1. Also, some trips would be extended from the Suitland Metro station to downtown Washington via the current route of the No. 903.

The public hearing will be 7 to 9 p.m. Wednesday at the Waldorf Jaycees, 3090 Crain Highway

By Robert Thomson  |  June 23, 2008; 3:05 PM ET
Categories:  transit  
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