Monday, September 14, 2015

public hearing on proposed Metrobus service changes -- including the G8 & 60 buses -- Thursday, 09-17-2015

Date: Sun, 13 Sep 2015 22:55:59 -0400
Subject: [WARD5] Public Hearing On Proposed Metrobus Service Changes

Public Hearing On Proposed Metrobus Service Changes

Date: September 17, 2015 at 6:30 p.m.
Location: Metro’s headquarters at the Jackson Graham Building, 600 5th Street NW Washington, DC
Metro will host a public hearing to obtain feedback on proposed bus service changes that will enhance service for many customers in the District of Columbia, Maryland and Virginia.
Routes for proposed improvements in the service change proposal are:
District of Columbia:  63, 64, 79, 97, A8, D4, E2, E4, G8, S9, U8, X1, X8, X9
Maryland: F4, G12, Q9, V14
Virginia: 1C, 2B, 10B, 15K, 15L, 16X, 23B, 23T, 26A, 29N
Routes proposed for elimination are:
District of Columbia: 5A, 93, B8, B9, D3, N3
Maryland: J13, K11, R3, W19
Virginia: 1E, 5A, 7H, 9A, 10R, 10S, 15M, 18E, 18F, 21A, 21D
Proposed route changes, service reduction or alterations are:
District of Columbia:  34, 54, 80, 82, A42, A46, A48, D1, H6, W4, X3
Maryland: 81, B31, C2, C4, G13, G14, G16, Q1, Q2, Q4, Q5, Q6, V15, Z6, Z8, Z9, Z11, Z13, Z29
Virginia: 1A, 1B, 1Z, 2T, 3A, 3T, 4A, 4B, 7A, 7X, 7Y, 16H, 23A, 28X, 38B
Proposed fare changes are:
Q Line   
Transfer to/from Metrorail’s Red Line and travel between Wheaton and Silver Spring at no charge.
Capitol Heights and Addison Road Metrorail stations
Bus riders transferring between certain routes can ride between stations at no charge.
Transit Link Card (TLC)
$2 will be added to the TLC price if a new SmarTrip® card is issued. Online purchases require a new card each month.
Metrobus service adjustments are designed to increase on-time performance and customer satisfaction, while increasing ridership and improving cost efficiency.
The current proposal includes input gathered through service evaluations, priority corridor studies, customer surveys, and feedback from customers and jurisdictions. Input gathered from public hearings will help shape the final plan before it is implemented.
Can’t attend the public hearing? There are three additional ways to share your input.
Take a survey. Complete a survey<> about how these changes would affect you.
Follow the Better Bus Road Show. Metro staff will tour bus stops and attend community meetings and festivals near you to collect your input. There may even be special guests and giveaways. Find the schedule on the Better Bus Road Show Page.<>
Send an email. Provide written or audio comments to
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Ann E. Chisholm
Government Relations Officer – District of Columbia
Office of Government Relations and Policy
Office of Chief of Staff
600 5th Street, NW
Washington, DC 20001

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