Metrobus Changes Begin Sunday, September 24, 2023

Advisory Effective: 9/24/23 - 10/24/23

Metrobus Changes Begin Sunday, September 24, 2023

Effective Sunday, September 24, 2023, Metro will improve service on eight Metrobus routes across the region. These changes improve safety and customer convenience and adjust schedules in response to school ridership. 

Highlights include: 

• In the District of Columbia, adjusting departure times by five minutes on two Route B2 trips to accommodate Eastern High School dismissal; 
• In Maryland, adjusting Route B21 and B22 Bowie Park & Ride bus bay assignments to improve safety and operating conditions; and, 
• In Virginia, adjusting the location of Route 11Y stops in Old Town Alexandria. 

Metro will make schedule and other changes to improve service for customers on the following routes: 
• DC: B2, H2, H4, S2, S9 
• Maryland: B21, B22 
• Virginia: 11Y 

 District of Columbia 

 B2 Bladensburg Road-Anacostia 

  • The departure of two afternoon trips will be adjusted to respond to ridership and Eastern High School dismissal: 
    • The northbound trip departing Pennsylvania Avenue & Potomac Avenue SE  (Potomac Avenue Station) will change from 3:28 p.m. to 3:33 p.m.
    • The southbound trip departing Eastern High School will change from 3:35 p.m. to 3:40 p.m. 
 H2, H4 Crosstown 

  • Bus stops at Porter Street & Williamsburg Lane NW (stop IDs 1002180 and 1002181) will be eliminated. Customers should use adjacent stops: 
    • Eastbound to Brookland: 2500 Porter Street NW, stop ID 1002196 
    • Westbound to Tenlytown: 2501 Porter Street NW, stop ID 1002198
S2 16th Street 
S9 16th Street Limited 

  • Until approximately October, buses will remain on the current route via 15th and M streets NW as the District Department of Transportation completes a roadway safety project at 16th & K streets NW. 
  • When the roadway safety project is complete and the route changes to operate via K and 16th streets NW, buses will serve the following permanent stops: 
    • Westbound K Street & 15th Street NW, stop ID 1001244 (S2, S9) 
    • Northbound 16th Street & L Street NW, stop ID 1002911 (S2 only) 
    • Northbound 16th Street & M Street NW, stop ID 1001325 (S2, S9) 
  • BusETA, Trip Planner, and other third-party transit applications will show northbound service to Silver Spring using K Street to 16th Street NW in downtown DC. Signs will be posted at affected bus stops to inform customers ahead of this change. 

Maryland 

B21, B22 Bowie State University 

• At Bowie Park & Ride, eastbound buses to Bowie State University and westbound buses to New Carrollton will serve Bay B, stop ID 3002978. 

Virginia 

11Y Mt. Vernon Express 

  • In Old Town Alexandria, bus stop locations will change along Washington Street at King Street. Route 11Y will share existing stops served by routes 10A and 10B, improving service for customers who can use any route as part of their trip:
    • Northbound to Potomac Park: Washington Street south of King Street, stop ID 4000025 (existing 10A, 10B stop)
    • Southbound to Mt. Vernon: Washington Street north of King Street, stop ID 4000027 (existing 10A, 10B stop)