Metro Invites Public to Help Improve Bus Service
The transit authority is nearing the end of a review on how to fix eight Metrobus lines that serve thousands of people across the region.
Today, it announced a schedule for five public meetings during the next two weeks to talk about this Service Evaluation Study. Separately, Metro and the Montgomery County Department of Transportation are hosting two public meetings as part of the Metrobus Q2/Veirs Mill Line study.
The lines under review serve many people who don't have easy access to Metrorail service. Some of the routes are very long and pass through some of the region's congested areas, two factors that often through off the schedules and result in crowding during peak periods.
Metro says it hopes the study will result in more efficient service. To its credit, the transit authority is continuing an approach that draws on information from riders and bus drivers as well as planners.
These are the lines under review in the Service Evaluation Study:
* Washington Boulevard Line (2A, 2B, 2C, 2G)
* Sibley Hospital-Stadium Armory Line (D1, D3, D6)
* Glover Park-Dupont Circle Line (D2)
* Ivy City-Union Station Line (D4)
* MacArthur Blvd-Georgetown Line (D5)
* Hospital Center Line (D8)
* Prince George's-Langley Park Line (F8)
* Eastover-Addison Road Line (P12)
The public meetings for each line are scheduled to run from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m., with an open house from 6:30 to 7 p.m. and a presentation of preliminary recommendations and a group exercise from 7:15 to 8:30 p.m. (In the group exercises, people gather around tables and discuss their problems and suggestions with a group leader.)
See all the meeting locations on this page.
Comments and suggestions can also be submitted by calling the project hotline at 202-370-2915 or by using this online comment form.
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