Metrobus Handing Over Some Routes
The District and Fairfax County are planning to take over some lines that have been operated by Metro and convert them to local bus routes. So the transit authority has scheduled hearings on discontinuing its version of the service.
Metro will hold a hearing on Thursday, Feb. 19, about ending its N22 service between Union Station, Eastern Market and Navy Yard. That line, which provided an alternative way of reaching Nationals Park last baseball season, would be taken over by the District's Circulator bus on March 29.
The public hearing will begin at 6:30 p.m., at Metro's headquarters, 600 5th St. NW.
The transit authority has scheduled a public hearing on ending the Metrobus operations for Wednesday, Feb. 18. The will start at 7 p.m. in the Centreville Public Library, 14200 Saint Germain Dr., Centreville.
Metrobus routes 2W (Vienna-Oakton), 12A-S (Centreville North, Centreville South, Little Rocky Run-Vienna, and Stringfellow Road-Vienna) and 20F-Y (Chantilly-Greenbriar) serve the Interstate 66 and Route 50 corridors between Centreville and Chantilly and the Vienna Metro station. Those lines make a total of 149 trips on weekday mornings and afternoons and carry 2,900 passengers.
The routes would be taken over by the Fairfax Connector buses in June.
Metro asks people who want to be heard on these changes to give their names, addresses, telephone numbers and organization affiliation, if any, to the Office of the Secretary, Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority, 600 Fifth St. NW, Washington, D.C. 20001.
But you could also fax the request to 202-962-1133 or e-mail it to email@example.com.
If you haven't registered in advance, you can still speak at the hearing, but must wait till the pre-registered speakers are done. Public officials go first, on the theory that they represent a lot of people. The officials get five minutes each. All others get three minutes.
Written statements also can be submitted up till the end of business on Wednesday, Feb. 25. Send them to the Office of the Secretary, Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority, 600 Fifth St. NW, Washington, D.C. 20001 or send an e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org.
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