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For immediate release: December 12, 2019

Metrobus service changes effective Sunday, December 15, on selected routes

In an effort to improve service, Metro is implementing changes on 28 routes in Maryland, Virginia and the District of Columbia effective Sunday, December 15, 2019. The changes include adjustments to schedules, routes and frequency to account for traffic conditions and meet ridership demands.

Near the National Mall, 30-series buses will be rerouted along 4th Street to Pennsylvania Avenue NW to reduce travel time and improve traffic safety. In Virginia, more buses are being added along Lee Highway between East Falls Church and Downtown D.C. funded through the I-66 Commuter Choice Program, while schedule changes to some Maryland routes will improve service and efficiency.

The changes are consistent with the recommendations of the Bus Transformation Project – a regional effort to improve bus service and increase ridership.

Customers may view new schedules and plan trips at wmata.com. Additional information can also be found at wmata.com/bus.

Routes affected:

  • DC: 30N, 30S, 31, 32, 33, 34, 36, 39, 54, W2, W3
  • MD: 83, 86, C8, D12, D13, D14, J4, NH2
  • VA: 3Y, 7Y, 10A, 10B, 16Y, 18J, 18P, 21D, 38B, NH2
  • SCHEDULE CHANGES

    New schedules include adjusted trip times to improve on-time performance and reflect current traffic conditions on these routes:

  • DC: 30N, 30S, 31, 32, 33, 34, 36, W2, W3
  • MD: 83, 86, C8, D12, D13, D14, J4
  • OTHER CHANGES

    District of Columbia

    30N, 30S Friendship Heights-Southeast
    32, 34, 36 Pennsylvania Avenue

    •  Westbound buses to Archives, Friendship Heights and Potomac Park will travel across the National Mall along 4th Street between Pennsylvania Avenue NW and Independence Avenue SW (instead of 7th Street) to improve safety and provide more direct service.

    39 Pennsylvania Avenue Limited

    • Westbound buses to Potomac Park will travel across the National Mall along 4th Street between Pennsylvania Avenue NW and Independence Avenue SW (instead of 7th Street) to improve safety and provide more direct service.
    • Stop changes near the National Mall:

      Added MetroExtra stops:
      • Eastbound: Independence Avenue & 3rd Street SW (stop ID 1000729)
    • Westbound: Independence Avenue & 4th Street SW (stop ID 1000735)

      Eliminated MetroExtra stops:
      • Eastbound: Independence Avenue & 1st St SW (stop ID 1000731)
      • Westbound: Independence Avenue & Washington Avenue SW (stop ID 1003186)
      • Westbound: 7th Street & Jefferson Drive SW (stop ID 1000750)


    54 14th Street

    • The northbound trip to Takoma Metrorail Station departing 14th & Aspen streets NW at 4:07 p.m. will instead depart at 3:35 p.m.

    W2, W3 United Medical Center-Anacostia

    • Service will be rerouted from Firth Sterling Avenue and Sumner Road SE to Martin Luther King, Jr Avenue between Howard and Sumner roads SE.
    • Afternoon trips ending at Mellon Street & Martin Luther King, Jr Avenue SE will be extended to Anacostia Metrorail Station.

    Maryland

    NH2 National Harbor-Alexandria

    • At Huntington Metrorail Station, detours implemented during the Platform Improvement Project will become permanent. Buses will serve the south side (upper level) of the station at Bus Bay E. Service to the north side (lower level) of the station will be eliminated.

    Virginia

    3Y Lee Highway-Farragut Square

    • Six morning eastbound and six afternoon westbound trips will be added to the schedule supported by an I-66 Commuter Choice Program two-year grant.

    7Y Lincolnia-North Fairlington

    • All afternoon southbound trips will begin at northbound 13th & H Streets NW (stop ID 1001110).

    10A Alexandria-Pentagon

    • At Braddock Road Metrorail Station, northbound buses to the Pentagon will serve Bus Bay A. Southbound buses to Huntington Metrorail Station will serve Bus Bay D.
    • At Huntington Metrorail Station, buses will resume service to the north side (lower level) of the station at Bus Bay B. Service to the south side (upper level) of the station will be eliminated.

    10B Hunting Point-Ballston

    • At Braddock Road Metrorail Station, northbound buses to Ballston Metrorail Station will serve Bus Bay A. Southbound buses to Hunting Point will serve Bus Bay D.

    16Y Columbia Pike-Farragut Square

    • All afternoon westbound trips will begin at northbound 13th & H Streets NW (stop ID 1001110).

    18J Orange Hunt

    • The southbound trip departing the Pentagon at 6:15 a.m. will be eliminated due to the expiration of I-395 Express Lanes Transportation Management Program funding and conclusion of project construction.

    18P Burke Centre

    • The eastbound trip departing Rolling Valley Park & Ride at 6:59 a.m. and the westbound short trips departing the Pentagon at 4:50 p.m. and 5:30 p.m. will be eliminated due to the expiration of I-395 Express Lanes Transportation Management Program funding and conclusion of project construction.

    21D Landmark-Bren Mar Park-Pentagon

    • The northbound trips leaving Landmark Mews at 5:35 a.m. and 8:35 a.m. and southbound trips leaving the Pentagon at 4:05 p.m. and 7:05 p.m. will be eliminated due to the expiration of I-395 Express Lanes Transportation Management Program funding and conclusion of project construction.

    38B Ballston-Farragut Square

    • In Clarendon, the eastbound detour via Washington Boulevard, North Kirkwood Road, 10th Street North and Wilson Boulevard will become permanent.

    NH2 National Harbor-Alexandria

    • At Huntington Metrorail Station, detours implemented during the Platform Improvement Project will become permanent. Buses will serve the south side (upper level) of the station at Bus Bay E. Service to the north side (lower level) of the station will be eliminated.