Brown pushes for east of river Circulator
D.C. Councilmember Kwame Brown lost a committee vote today, but he focused some attention on the idea of extending a D.C. Circulator bus route across the Anacostia River.
The Circulator buses do two important things: They move people across core parts of the District that need better transportation service and they encourage development of neighborhoods.
The black, silver and red buses are modern and distinctive. They have a cache not carried by most Metrobuses. They have established a brand. Now the council is considering a measure that would allow the Circulator to operate outside the District. That would allow the Circulator to take over the route of Georgetown's Blue Bus, which offers a connection across the Key Bridge to Rosslyn.
Brown says he'd rather have the Circulator cross the Anacostia than the Potomac. He introduced an amendment to the bill in which the council would have endorsed the idea of extending Circulator service from the Barracks Row and Navy Yard area across the Anacostia and down Pennsylvania Avenue SE to the DC/MD line.
While he was defeated in the Committee on Public Works and Transportation, Brown did get some council support for the idea and says he will not let it drop.
January 12, 2010; 5:14 PM ET
Categories: Transportation Politics , transit | Tags: Circulator, DC transit, Dr. Gridlock
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