Metro Just Can’t Catch a Break – But Better Bus Service Should be Coming to 16th Street

by Prince Of Petworth December 17, 2015 at 10:10 am 6 Comments


A reader sends around 9:45am from 16th and Harvard St, NW: “one of the shiny new s line buses just broke down mid-route.”

In happier 16th Street bus news DDOT’s @WeMoveDC tweeted:

“We are proposing peak-hour peak-direction bus lanes, requiring a reversible lane the length of the corridor. #16thStreetBus”

Off-board fare payment and all-door boarding are also proposed for the #16thStreetBus Lines.”

“The peak-hour/peak-direction bus lane would save 2.5 minutes of travel time, the most of all of the improvements. #16thStreetBus”

“We are still going through the improvements for time savings and will have more info about these at the Jan 21 meeting #16thStreetBus”

“Will have more exact numbers at Jan 21 mtg, but we estimate a 4-7 min improvement in travel time w/ preferred alternative #16thStreetBus”

“We hope to keep #16thStreetBus headways to 2 min, otherwise you see bunching.”

You can read more about the plans here. Stay tuned.


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