Rehabilitating the Historic Bus Terminals

The Historic Bus Terminals are in deteriorating condition, in need of rehabilitation. WMATA will renovate these terminals to bring them back to good, working condition. The purpose of the project is to meet WMATA design criteria, make the facilities safer for WMATA employees by returning them to ADA-compliant condition, and to improve the overall appearance of the facilities – all while maintaining the historic integrity of the bus terminals.

Key Design Elements

In order to bring the Historic Bus Terminals to the necessary standards, WMATA plans to renovate the exterior of the building by replacing all of the doors and windows as well as the portico columns, roofs, and drainage gutters. Additionally, the canopies, columns, and lighting on all of the terminals will be repaired or replaced accordingly.

In regard to the interior of the Historic Bus Terminals, WMATA’s renovation plans include installing new restrooms, drinking fountains, and upgrading the plumbing systems to provide safer and more functional facilities to their employees. To further improve the space, new janitor rooms and security systems will be installed and interior lighting throughout the buildings will be repaired or replaced accordingly.

DC Historic Bus Terminal Rehabilitation: Chevy Chase

See Chevy Chase Bus Terminal photos here.

Opened 1941 | Rehabilitated 2020-2021 | Reopened 2021

Completed in 1941, Metro acquired the Chevy Chase Bus Terminal from the Capital Transit Company in the 1960s. After years of moving passengers across the National Capital Area, Metro partnered with the community in the 2010s to plan the terminal’s first major rehabilitation, which started in 2020 and was completed in 2021.

Today, the rehabilitated terminal provides customers a more reliable, safer, and connected customer experience through new real-time customer information signs, brighter LED lighting, a transformed canopy and a resurfaced bus loop. New roofing, electric and plumbing infrastructure form a revitalized foundation that will carry Metrobus into its next chapter.

Metro retained and rehabilitated this local landmark’s defining features, such as the original roof cupola, the historic brick pattern and the Colonial Revival style front portico, windows, and doors. As part of Metro’s 6-year, $12.3 billion capital program, the Chevy Chase Bus Terminal is the first of three historical bus terminals in the District of Columbia to be rehabilitated.


ስለዚህ ፕሮጄክት ተጨማሪ መረጃ ለማግኘት እባክዎ ሜትሮ ደንበኛ አገልግሎት መስመር ይደውሉ 202-637-1328.

Para recibir información sobre este proyecto, sírvase llamar a la línea de servicio al cliente de Metro al 202-637-1328.