Tuesday, March 20, 2018

WTOP story on the G9 and 80 bus routes

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WASHINGTON — A new limited-stop rush-hour bus service started by the District last year is serving a higher proportion of white, wealthy riders than an average Metrobus, a civil rights analysis found.

Metro’s new review of the G9 bus service along Rhode Island Avenue NE/NW that began one year ago Tuesday found that the percentages of minority and low-income riders on the new route were significantly lower than the system averages.


To make up for that, the Metro Board is scheduled Thursday to approve a recommendation from the agency’s civil rights office to add two additional daily trips in June on a separate line in the area, Route 80 down North Capitol Street.

While the Route 80 ridership is estimated to be about 95 percent minority and 70 percent low-income, the disparity for low-income riders even with this service, would remain well above Metro’s usual standard.
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