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New Hyattsville bus service starts

Prince George's County Council members Eric Olson (D-College Park), William A. Campos (D-Hyattsville) and Thomas E. Dernoga (D-Laurel) announced Thursday that bus service dedicated to the Route 1 corridor has begun.

The bus runs between Mount Rainier, at the District line, to the Ikea store in College Park, making 35 stops along the way.

According to a news release, the service is meant to better connect the communities and businesses along Route 1 as well as the University of Maryland.

More information, including a schedule of stops as well as fare information, is available in pdf form.

By Washington Post Editors  |  February 18, 2010; 2:35 PM ET
Categories:  Transportation Politics , transit  
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I opened the PDF FILE linked to in your blog and it loaded a route 17 schedule for The Bus that was dated November 2009, nowhere on this schedule did it indicate where any of the 35 stops along this new route are or at which Metro station I could pick up this new bus to Ikea.

Posted by: ln569 | February 18, 2010 8:38 PM | Report abuse

It doesn't stop at any Metro stations. If one wishes to go to a Metro station then one must transfer to a Metrobus along the Route 1 corridor. It basically is the No. 17 rerouted to travel along US Route 1.

It would be better if one of the Metrobuses along Route 1 were eliminated and the 17 and either the 83 or the 86 ran along this corridor. Currently the 17 duplicates the 83 route to Mt. Ranier and a portion of the 86 from Branchville to Ikea.

Posted by: jbgroup1 | February 18, 2010 9:55 PM | Report abuse

It's not really a new bus line but an old line rerouted to go to Mt Ranier. Previously the 17 traveled between Langley Park and Ikea.

Posted by: jbgroup1 | February 18, 2010 9:58 PM | Report abuse

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