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by Prince Of Petworth December 15, 2008 at 10:20 pm 16 Comments

2005-11-16 dc bus arrest, originally uploaded by schizoform.

Thanks to a reader for sending:

“You might have seen the talk of the non-new 43 bus (http://connetiquette.blogspot.com/2008/12/metrobus-route-43-to.html). Looks like MtP isn’t the only one getting a changeup- Metro has posted the Dec. 28th route changes (http://www.wmata.com/bus/route_changes.cfm)- the 66/68 are becoming extinct. Instead, it looks like the 64 (i.e., Fort Totten – Petworth via New Hampshire) will be heading downtown via 11th St (current 66 route) and a new 63 bus (don’t know where it will begin) will do rush hour service along the current 68 (Sherman/13th); nothing outside of rush hour on Sherman. This is probably an improvement- it moves all of the non-rush hour service onto 11th, so there won’t be any guessing where the bus goes to, and gives direct downtown service through the middle of Petworth. I certainly like it- easier to take the bus home from Wonderland/Red Rocks/U St & not have to walk from the Metro station. Hopefully, they’ll get a real schedule (rather than semi-confusing blurb) over the next week.

Anybody going to mourn the loss of the 68? Given that GA & the 70’s are a long block over, it seemed redundant to have buses on GA, Sherman & 11th.”

And for those that missed it, guest poster Eric Nuzum had a great post on why it is more likely to witness unusual things happening on the bus.

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