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What’s Up with the X2 Delays Lately?

by Prince Of Petworth October 6, 2017 at 2:15 pm 0

“Dear PoPville,

I’m wondering if you can help shed some light on what’s going on with the X2 bus line. For the entire week, buses have been running about 45 minute delays during evening rush hour, and the tracking app has been completely inaccurate. The WMATA page indicates only that buses will be detouring around H St and 1st NW, although the X2 and X9 buses have already been doing this for over a month.

I understand the X2 is known as one of the worst lines in the city (demonstrated by the recent urine incident and violent threat to a driver), but it’s also one of the busiest routes. If a recent traffic pattern change is resulting in the delays, WMATA needs to find an alternative immediately and restore service to the normal timetable.”

Side note: From Metro Transit police yesterday:

“A suspect arrested overnight by Metro Transit Police detectives for assaulting an X2 Metrobus operator with a Sterno can yesterday also is being charged in connection with two more serious cases.

Aric Lewis Holmes, 19, of Southeast DC was arrested by MTPD detectives and Crime Suppression Team members shortly after 10:30 p.m. yesterday in the area of Minnesota Avenue Metrorail Station. Detectives also arrested his associate John Webb McPhaul, 21, of Northeast DC.”

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