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Posted at 11:13 AM ET, 09/28/2011

Changes to the Circulator


This caught me a bit unaware: Next week, the D.C. Department of Transportation is making some changes to the Circulator route through Georgetown. It primarily involves eliminating stops. According to The Post:

Stops will be eliminated at Wisconsin Avenue and P Street NW, both eastbound and westbound; at Wisconsin Avenue and N Street NW heading westbound, and at M and 31st streets NW heading eastbound.
A stop will be added at 35th Street and Wisconsin Avenue, where the Georgetown-Union Station buses turn around to head back toward Union Station.

DDOT has long disliked the fact that the Circulator goes up Wisconsin Avenue and blames this segment for delays on the line. It has repeatedly either tried to eliminate stops or eliminate the extension altogether. All the attempts at stop elimination have been rolled back (I remember, for instance, that the Wisconsin and R stop was eliminated a few years ago, only to return).

Bus stop elimination always pleases some people (namely those that don’t use that stop) and angers other (namely those that do).

[Continue reading Topher Mathews’s post here at The Georgetown Metropolitan.]

Topher Mathews blogs at The Georgetown Metropolitan . The Local Blog Network is a group of bloggers from around the D.C. region who have agreed to make regular contributions to All Opinions Are Local.

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