Metro will consider the routes of eight bus lines to improve service, including airport lines, the agency said Friday, to reduce crowding and tweak frequency, stops, speed and communications.
It will hold meetings seeking input from the public in the coming months and is accepting feedback at http://www.metrobus-studies.com.
The lines under review are:
• Laurel Express Line (Routes 87, 88), which operates from Laurel to Greenbelt (Route 87) and New Carrollton (Route 88) Metrorail stations;
• Laurel Line (Routes 89, 89M), which operates from Laurel to Greenbelt Metrorail station;
• Military Road-Crosstown Line (Routes E2,3,4), which operates from Friendship Heights Metrorail station to Ivy City (Routes E2,3) and Eastern Avenue (Route E4);
• Chevy Chase Line (Route E6), which operates from Friendship Heights Metrorail station to Greene Circle;
• Lincolnia-North Fairlington Line (Routes 7A,E,F,Y), which operates from Landmark (Routes 7A,F) and Southern Towers (Routes 7E,Y) to Pentagon and Federal Triangle (Route 7Y only) Metrorail stations;
• Lincolnia-Park Center-Pentagon Line (Routes 7B,C,D,H,P,W,X), which operates from the Pentagon to Park Center, Southern Towers and Lincolnia;
• DC-Dulles Line (Route 5A), which operates from L’Enfant Plaza Metrorail station to Dulles International Airport via the Rosslyn Metrorail station, Tysons-Westpark and the Herndon-Monroe Park & Ride; and
• Greenbelt-BWI Airport Line (Route B30), which operates express bus service between Greenbelt Metrorail station and BWI/Thurgood Marshall Airport.