Metrobus Service Changes Beginning Sunday, December 15, 2019

Advisory Effective: 12/15/19 - 2/28/20

Effective Sunday, December 15, 2019, changes will be made on several Metrobus routes across the region. In the District of Columbia, changes near the National Mall will be implemented on some 30-series routes to improve safety and service reliability; in Maryland, service will be made more direct in Mount Rainier; and in Virginia, trips will be added along Lee Highway between East Falls Church and downtown DC with I-66 Commuter Choice Program grant funding.

Routes with changes:

  • DC: 30N, 30S, 31, 32, 33, 34, 36, 39, 54, B2, W2, W3
  • MD: 83, 86, C8, D12, D13, D14, F2, J4, NH2
  • VA: 3Y, 7Y, 10A, 10B, 16Y, 18J, 18P, 21D, 38B, NH2
Customers can view new schedules and plan trips now with Trip Planner at wmata.com.

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, F2J4
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.
B2 Bladensburg Road-Anacostia

  • Buses will serve a stop along Massachusetts Avenue east of 19th Street SE (Hill East Campus; site of the former DC General Hospital).
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 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, detours implemented during the Platform Improvement Project will become permanent. Buses will serve the station at stops along Braddock Road west of West Street (northbound stop ID 4001108; southbound stop ID 4001109).
  • 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, detours implemented during the Platform Improvement Project will become permanent. Buses will serve the station at stops along Braddock Road west of West Street (northbound stop ID 4001108; southbound stop ID 4001109). 
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 eliminated.