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Metrobus resumes service on most routes, some in DC and MD still impacted

Service has resumed on most Metrobus routes in the District, Maryland and Virginia, Metro reported earlier this morning. But delays could persist on some roads, and some routes in the District and Maryland are operating on snow emergency or alternate routes due to the snow and ice.

According to Metro, those routes are: C2, G2, J9, K6, U5, U6, V8, W2, W3, W5, W6, W8, Y5, Y7, Y8 and Y9.

Metro also encourages bus travelers to be careful when boarding or disembarking from buses, as most bus stops remain blocked by piles of snow.

By Mark Berman  |  December 22, 2009; 5:51 AM ET
Categories:  Advisories , Metro  | Tags: metro  
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So who is supposed to deal with those huge piles in front of the bus stops? Metro? The city or county government? It's insane to expect people to climb these -- someone's going to slip in front of oncoming traffic and get killed.

Posted by: Izbit | December 22, 2009 9:49 AM | Report abuse

Why doesn't METRO send crews around to clear Bus Shelters and make a path to the bus stop. Some of the stops have over a foot of snow in front of the bus signs. Having lived in WARD 8 for over 45 years, Thanks for caring neighbors who shovel their side walks promptly and make a path to the curb.

Ward 8 Resident & Proud Of It..

Posted by: ward8resident | December 22, 2009 9:59 AM | Report abuse

For Fairfax Connector commuters, they (FCDOT and the contractor MVTransit) have been good Samaritans this time of year, if you have internet connections, letting passengers which routes are running and when, and informing passengers in their updates being very realistic what service they can or cannot provide, especially with unplowed streets, etc. Two good sources http://www.fairfaxcounty.gov/connector/snowstatus.htm (website) OR if you want real time updates to your PC email address or your cell phone, at the bottom of their homepage http://www.fairfaxcounty.gov/connector/ their is an option to subscribe Their ListServ ConnectorInfo . I have received several of their very helpful updates over the last days since very early Sat 12/19 after the snowstorm started.

As an additional note, since regularly riding Fairfax Connector the last six months with the new contractor MV Transit (mvtransit.com) my and some others experience is they have been working to improve the customer experience. Though most, but not every ride, is very good, kudos to FCDOT and MVTransit. Before this week, reliability on the routes I regularly use have been above 90%, though this week has been challenging with the snow. If something does go wrong which in a couple of instances I reported something to them, they listen to their customers to address it, though sometimes tight county funding right now prevents an immediate solution to some problems. (Sadly some Metrobus and Metrorail customer service?? could take lessons from here).

Posted by: commute201 | December 22, 2009 5:03 PM | Report abuse

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