New Circulator Route Starts on the Mall Sunday with 15 Stops

Photo by PoPville flickr user John Sonderman

From the Mayor’s Office:

“Today, Mayor Muriel Bowser will join Congresswoman Eleanor Holmes Norton and National Park Service National Capital Regional Director Bob Vogel at a ribbon-cutting ceremony for the launch of the new DC Circulator National Mall route. The route, which will start service on Sunday, June 14, will begin at Union Station with a total of 15 stops just steps away from some of the most popular attractions in our nation’s capital, including the Lincoln Memorial, Jefferson Memorial, Smithsonian’s National Museum of Natural History and National Air & Space Museum, as well as the National Gallery of Art and the U.S. Capitol.”

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  • They should just replace the streetcar with the circulator. It would be up and running right now and white people will ride it.

    • The Circulator has been (IMO, anyway) one of DDOT’s great successes. It’s too bad that the streetcar project is at the other end of the spectrum.

  • why did it take so long?

  • Wish this was in places this past weekend when my niece was visiting.

  • Wasn’t there a Circulator route like this several years ago (maybe circa 2009?) that did a loop around the Mall and operated from March to October, or something like that?

    • I believe there was, but it operated a slightly different route on the outside of the Mall due to the NPS’s contract with Tourmobile. It was shut down b/c the ridership wasn’t there. I think they think that the new, more useful route will lead to increased ridership.

  • Anything that gets me to the tidal basin (Ohio Drive) for softball easier is an added improvement.

  • Oh wow I am so happy about this! I only live about a mile from the Capitol, but getting to the other end of the mall is SOOOO inconvenient and time consuming. This is fantastic, I hope it runs well.

  • Wow–great route! If you got a seat next to the window, it would actually make for a pretty good tour. And for a dollar!

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