Tuesday, December 9, 2008

Bus service meeting on Thursday

After complaining about the crummy 14th Street bus earlier, I just learned about a Metrobus service meeting for the general public. Councilman Jim Graham posted the message to some listserves:
Dear Friends:

The Washington Metropolitan Areas Transit Authority and the Department of Transportation want to enhance bus service throughout the District. To do so they are conducting a neighborhood circulation study.

The study includes a series of community meetings at which residents can give their input on neighborhood bus service. The second round of meetings is coming up.

A meeting will be held in Ward One on Thursday, December 11, at Trinity AME Zion Church at 3505 16th Street NW. There will be an open house at 6:30 p.m. and the meeting will being at 7 p.m.

The location is handicapped accessible, but if you have special needs or questions, please call 202-561-3700 or visit http://dcgetinvolved.com/CirculationStudy/.
Sounds awesome. I'll try to make it, and whether I do or not, please complain about the 14th Street bus stopping too often.


  1. Dang I can't make this but the 66 has the same problem -- it stops at literally every other block, and in a few cases every block, all the way down. Between that and the non-timed lights, drives me crazy. If they elimited around 5 stops down 11th, which they could easily do without requiring anyone on the route to walk more than an extra 2-3 minutes, it would go soooo much faster. Do you know who the best contact person is to write if we can't attend the meeting?

  2. I second that, poor traffic light synchronization and too many stops creates most of the problems, not to mention wasting time and ENERGY. If DC(and many other municipalities) were serious about "Going Green," traffic light synchronization would be at the top of the priority list. It's common sense and low cost, neither of which gov't typically prefers.


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