The D.C. Department of Transportation is proposing several meaningful changes to the DC Circulator, including the addition of late night and weekend service on some routes.
The proposed changes, outlined in the final DC Circulator 2017 Transit Development Plan Update, call for adjustments to three routes, with a complete change to one of the buses operating east of the Anacostia River.
The changes could take effect as soon as April. However, the District will first hold a hearing on the changes on January 4 and will be accepting comments on the proposals through January 19.
The proposed changes are as follows:
- The Union Station – Navy Yard Metro bus would no longer serve Union Station. Instead, the bus would connect Eastern Market with L’Enfant Plaza, stopping at Barracks Row, M Streets SE/SW and the Waterfront Metro station. This bus would also have new Saturday and Sunday service, from 7 a.m. to 9 p.m. The new route would be called “Eastern Market - L’Enfant Plaza.”
- The Potomac Avenue/Skyland via Barracks Row bus would instead connect Union Station and Congress Heights via Barracks Row and Downtown Anacostia. The route would also get permanent Saturday and Sunday service from 7 a.m. - 9 p.m. The new route would be called “Union Station – Congress Heights Metro.”
- The Georgetown-Union Station route would add late night service from 9 p.m. to 3 a.m. on Friday and Saturday, but only between McPherson Square and Union Station.
DDOT is also proposing a series of more minor DC Circulator changes. A full rundown of the possible adjustments is available here.
Anyone wishing to weigh in on the changes can attend a public hearing from 7-9 p.m. on Jan. 4, 2018 at the Miracle Theatre (535 8th St. SE.).
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