Proposed Metrobus Service Changes MD

Metro is proposing service changes to select bus routes in Maryland based on input from customers and local governments, and an analysis of on-time performance, ridership, corridor studies and cost efficiency.

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B30 Greenbelt-BWI Airport Express

Extend service to Arundel Mills Mall with an option to also serve US-1 in Beltsville to increase ridership and provide new connections between Metrorail, Arundel Mills, and BWI Thurgood Marshall Airport. Option information available at

G12, G14 Greenbelt-New Carrollton

Adjust schedule to provide evenly spaced departures between the Greenbelt and New Carrollton Metrorail stations. Timed transfers at Roosevelt Center in Greenbelt would be eliminated.

J1, J2, J3 Bethesda-Silver Spring

Extend Route J1 to operate between Silver Spring and Montgomery Mall. Service would be changed to operate westbound (to Montgomery Mall via Medical Center Metrorail Station) during morning rush hours and eastbound (to Silver Spring via Medical Center Metrorail Station) during afternoon/evening rush hours, with two-way service discontinued. A new Route J2 and J3 schedule would reflect trip and travel time adjustments in response to the extended Route J1 and traffic conditions.

J12 Marlboro Pike

Shorten Route J12 to end at Capitol Heights Metrorail Station instead of Addison Road Metrorail station, eliminating service along Central Avenue between Chamber Avenue and South Addison Road.
Travel alternatives (partial): Metrobus F14, V14; TheBus 24, 25

K12 Forestville

Modify Route K12 to serve Penn-Mar Shopping Center via Donnell Drive, with service eliminated at stops along Pennsylvania Avenue at Donnell Drive and Forestville Road, and at the Joint Base Andrews entrance roadway.

Y2, Y7, Y8 Georgia Ave-MD

Adjust schedule to reflect trip time adjustments, with converting some Y2 and Y7 trips to Y8 trips in response to rider and community feedback.

Capitol Heights-Addison Rd Metrorail SmarTrip® Transfer

Permanently implement the pilot for bus customers transferring between Addison Road and Capitol Heights Metrorail stations to be able to ride Blue and Silver Line trains free of charge using their SmarTrip® card.